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NZ super hacker Barnaby Jack dies in San Francisco

SCCZEN_AP130727064255_460x230Obituary: Barnaby Michael Douglas Jack (1977-2013)

Superstar computer hacker Barnaby Jack had a spectacular party trick.

He could make an ATM machine cough up its contents until not a note remained inside its tough, steel skin.

In Las Vegas yesterday – the same city where he unveiled his cash-flow caper – the clever New Zealander was to unveil another feat of technological wizardry. This time his genius had a deadly tweak. Jack had a slot at a showcase industry gathering to demonstrate how he could evade the best security and fatally hack into humans fitted with pacemakers or heart defibrillators simply by using a smartphone from 10m away.
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