Throwback Barnaby Jack: Jackpotting ATMs

Type threatpost
Reporter Dennis Fisher
Modified 2013-07-26T18:38:16


Barnaby Jack always seemed to find a way to make the process of banging away on an application–or a pacemaker or an ATM–look like the most fun anyone has ever had. And he wanted all of his friends to join in the fun. Jack, a respected and much-admired security researcher at IOActive, died on July 25 in San Francisco, just a few days before Black Hat, the conference that played host to some of his more memorable demonstrations. The video below is from Black Hat 2010 and shows Jack demonstrating a slew of bugs in ATMs, and it culminates with him causing the machines to spit out wads of cash on stage, to a standing ovation. He was scheduled to speak at Black Hat next week on hacking implantable medical devices.

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_Image from Flickr photos of Dan Tetler. _