[vcf-midatlantic] The Real World NJ

Ethan O'Toole telmnstr at 757.org
Tue Jun 14 17:57:38 UTC 2022

Did you know that a sister show of "The Real World" was "Road Rules" where 
they did challenges on the road.

One of the contestants on one of the seasons had port-scanned the 
production company and found an open SMB network share. He managed to get 
hold of their documents related to the casting, which had the the types of 
psychological profiles they were looking for. He adapted himself to meet 
one of them to a tee and managed to get on the show.

On the show he was wearing a hat that said "r00t" which at the time was a 
"hacking group" that had released a few zero day vulnerabilities. In IRC 
on efnet a few of the people from that group were on there and when I 
asked them they said they had never heard of this guy, didn't know him, 
but it was crazy their name was on TV. Had made at a mall embroidery 
operation it seemed. They never had any hats or real branded merch. 
Nothing was said at this point about anything related to computers or 
anything from the contestant on the show, just had that hat.

Later in the season he was in a fight with some girl and threatened to 
hack into her school and change her grades. That is the first time the 
computer thing came out (other than the r00t hat.) Then after the season 
more details came out about him getting hold of all their internal docs 
and social engineering his way onto their show.

Pretty crazy. Ahh just googled "Abe Ingersoll" was the guy.

On Tue, 14 Jun 2022, Christian Liendo via vcf-midatlantic wrote:

> This is the true story…
> of seven middle aged computer geeks…
> picked to live in a house…
> and have their lives taped…
> to find out what happens…
> when people stop being polite…
> and start getting real…
> The Real World New Jersey
> I would watch this. Lets call Netflix and pitch this.
> On Tue, Jun 14, 2022 at 11:42 AM Sentrytv <sentrytv at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> I just “realized”,
>> If VCF did invest in the house they can start their own reality on-line show,
>>  “VCF, Down the Shore”.
>> I know, bad joke, but I had to say it!
>> Mike
>> Sent from:
>> My extremely complicated, hand held electronic device.

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