Obituaries

3:38pm

Fri July 26, 2013
The Two-Way

Elite Hacker Barnaby Jack Dies At 36

Barnaby Jack demonstrates an attack on two automated teller machines during the Black Hat technology conference in Las Vegas on July 28, 2010.
Isaac Brekken AP

Barnaby Jack, one of the world's most prominent hackers, died on Friday, the San Francisco Medical Examiner tells NPR's Steve Henn.

As Steve tells our Newscast unit, Jack became a hacker hero when he exploited a security vulnerability in an ATM machine and made it spit out cash.

The move became known as "Jackpotting." Via YouTube, here is the moment from the Black Hat USA 2010 conference (the real action starts at 3:05 and 5:57):

Jack was 36.

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9:31am

Thu July 25, 2013
The Two-Way

Reports: Virginia Johnson, Of 'Masters & Johnson' Fame, Dies

Originally published on Thu July 25, 2013 9:40 am

Virginia Johnson and her then-husband, William Masters, in 1972. They studied sexual behavior for decades. She died this week in St. Louis. Masters died in 2001.
AP

"Virginia Johnson, one half of the famed Masters and Johnson research team on human sexual behavior, has died at the age of 88, her son, Scott, tells St. Louis Public Radio."

The station adds that "Johnson was a resident of The Altenheim [a retirement home] in St. Louis, and the facility has also confirmed her death."

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12:19pm

Mon July 22, 2013
The Two-Way

'Law And Order' Actor Dennis Farina Dies

Actor Dennis Farina.
Robyn Beck AFP/Getty Images

Dennis Farina, the real-life Chicago Police Department cop turned actor, has died, his publicist says.

Farina was best known for portraying Det. Joe Fontana on the TV show Law and Order. His publicist Lori De Waal says Farina died Monday morning after suffering a blod clot in his lung.

He was 69.

TMZ adds:

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9:26am

Sat July 20, 2013
National

Veteran Journalist Helen Thomas Leaves An Outspoken Legacy

Originally published on Tue July 23, 2013 1:09 pm

Veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas broke barriers and became a White House fixture, but her famous bluntness caused her downfall in the end.
Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

7:58am

Sat July 20, 2013
The Two-Way

Helen Thomas, Former Dean Of White House Press, Dies At 92

Originally published on Sun July 21, 2013 6:51 am

Helen Thomas reads the newspaper while sitting in her chair in the White House press room in 2006. She died on Saturday at age 92.
Brendan Smialowski Getty Images

Long-time White House correspondent Helen Thomas, who covered every president from Eisenhower to Obama, has died at age 92, according to The Gridiron Club & Foundation.

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