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Title: Hacker Mysteriously Dies Days Before Showing How Ordinary Pacemaker Can Be Used To Kill A Man Content: Security researcher Barnaby Jack has passed away in San Francisco, only days before a scheduled appearance at a Las Vegas hacker conference where he intended to show how an ordinary pacemaker could be compromised in order to kill a man. Jack, who previously presented hacks involving ATMs and insulin pumps at the annual Black Hat conference in Vegas, was confirmed dead Friday morning by the San Francisco Medical Examiner’s office, Reuters reported. He passed away Thursday this week, but the office declined to offer any more details at this time. Credit: RT.com Jack’s death came one week to the day before he was scheduled to detail one of his most recent exploits in a Black Hat talk called “Implantable Medical Devices: Hacking Humans.” “I was intrigued by the fact that these critical life devices communicate wirelessly. via Before It’s News | Top 50 stories http://beforeitsnews.com/top50.html
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