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Hacker Barnaby Jack Died of Drug Overdose 195

DrDevil writes "Barnaby Jack, the computer security expert who died mysteriously a few days before he was due to give a presentation on hacking pacemakers at last year's Black Hat, died of a drug overdose. The coroner initially withheld the report, which led to much speculation given the timing of his death. Mr. Jack appears to have taken a cocktail of drugs (PDF) and was found dead by his girlfriend. His girlfriend stated that he had used drugs regularly."
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Hacker Barnaby Jack Died of Drug Overdose

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  • by TheloniousToady ( 3343045 ) on Saturday January 04, 2014 @10:55AM (#45865011)

    From the Top Secret coroner's report on 007's death:

    Witnesses report that the decedent ingested a cocktail of drugs just prior to death. When they tried to revive him, he was shaken, but not stirred.

  • Re:CIA (Score:2, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 04, 2014 @11:17AM (#45865109)

    Don't forget that they paid off his girlfriend to say he was a drug user.

    This smells to high heaven like a conspiracy.

  • by Max Threshold ( 540114 ) on Saturday January 04, 2014 @11:50AM (#45865275)
    If you do drugs, the CIA will definitely use an overdose to assassinate you.
  • by Cyfun ( 667564 ) on Saturday January 04, 2014 @12:10PM (#45865393) Homepage

    Illegal narcotics are made in garages and jungles in unregulated conditions BECAUSE they can't be made legally. One of the main reasons they cause so much harm to people is BECAUSE of these poor manufacturing conditions and how they're cut. We should legalize them simply to allow us to create and distribute them in a safer manner that we can regulate and monitor.

    Besides, people die many times more from prescription drug abuse than illegal drug abuse.

    And alien races likely avoid us because of or proclivity for violence over diplomacy, greed over innovation, and utter lack of common sense. If anything, legalizing narcotics and spending the money treating addicts instead of just tossing them in jail would make it MORE likely that aliens would see us as sensible motherfuckers and contact us.

    So... let's legalize drugs so we can meet some hot green Orion women already!

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