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Phrack Pro-Phile V on Tuc


                                ==Phrack Inc.==

                    Volume One, Issue Eight, Phile #2 of 9

                            ==Phrack Pro-Phile V==

                       Written and Created by Taran King

                                    6/25/86

         Welcome to Phrack Pro-Phile V. Phrack Pro-Phile is created to bring
info to you, the users, about old or highly important/controversial people.
This month, I bring to you one of the most influential users of our times and
of days of old...

                                      TUC
                                      ~~~

         Tuc is the sysop of RACS III (TUCBBS), a telecom enthusiasts'
bulletin board in Stony Point, N.Y. (914).
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Personal
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             Handle: Tuc
           Call him: Scott Jeffrey Ellentuch
       Past handles: None
      Handle origin: Nickname in high school derived from teachers calling him
                     EllenTOUCH, EllenTOOK, and his corrections were phrased
                     "TUCK!"
      Date of Birth: 10/10/65
Age at current date: 20-1/2 years old
             Height: 6'3-1/2"
             Weight: About 195 lbs.
          Eye color: Brown
         Hair Color: Black
          Computers: TRS Model I, then, 2 Atari 800's, then, countless Apple
                     II+'s, then, finally, 1 IBM PC.
  Sysop/Co-Sysop of: RACS III (TUCBBS), Phreak Advisor: Sherwood Forest II

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         Tuc started out in the BBS world in July 1980 when he first got his
modem, a Novation Acoustic. In August of 1981, Connection-80 of Stony Point,
his first bulletin board, was launched into the BBS world.  It started on a
TRS-80 Model I, Epson MX-80 printer, 2 single density disk drives, a Novation
Acoustic modem, and a home built auto-answer module.  At the time, he didn't
even know what phreaking was, so it was a general public board.  A software
switch to RACS III occurred on January 10, 1982, running until January 10,
1985. The hard drive arrived a few months ago to build it to the board that it
currently is.  Members of the elite world which he has met include King Blotto,
Lex Luthor, Dr. Who, Crimson Death, The Videosmith, Jester Sluggo, The
Sprinter, Mark Tabas, BIOC Agent 003, Agrajag, Telenet Bob, Big Brother,
Cheshire Catalyst, Egyptian Lover, Magnetic Surfer, Paul Muad'Dib, Lord
Digital, Sir Knight, 2600 Editor (Emanuelle Goldstein [sp.]), Susan Thunder,
Modem Rider, Sharp Razor, Hertz Tone, The Flying Avocado, and The Ace.  His
phreak experience began in March of 1982 through the new board's software
having a section called "Phreak-80".  People started calling and paying
attention to it, including one caller by the name of Susan Thunder, which is
how he personally began to phreak.  She lead him around the scene which
included the infamous 8 BBS and to other people such as Larry Kelly.  Some of
the memorable phreak boards he was on included 8 BBS, MOM, OSUNY, The Private
414 Board (as in THE 414's), Blottoland, The Connection, L.O.D., Plovernet,
Pirate 80, Sherwood Forest I, II, and III, WOPR, IROC, Pirate Trek, Pirate's
I/O, Datanet, Stalag 13, A.I. Labs, and Hell Phrozen Over.  He gives credit
for his phreak knowledge to Susan Thunder and the people that she put him in
touch with.

         Tuc's work is as a computer and communications security freelance
consultant.  He's done lots of programming in basic for the TRS-80, and
assembly language for the IBM 370.

         Tuc does hack and phreak, but with his employer's consent.  Tuc
attends the Tap meetings in New York occasionally, but in the past he was a
regular.  He's attended all Phreak-Con's, he was an assistant editor of the
original Tap, and was a pioneer in the phreak world before blue boxing and
Alliance Teleconferencing was common knowledge.  Besides that, he was the one
on West 57th Street labeled "Scott Jeffrey Ellentuch".  He was hard to find on
that particular program.

         Tuc has been involved with various groups in his lifetime including
(in the order that he joined them) The Warelords, The Knights of Shadow, Apple
Mafia, and, at the same time as Apple Mafia, Fargo 4A.

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        Interests: Telecommunications (modeming, phreaking, hacking), martial
                   arts (weaponry), radio controlled cars and airplanes, and
                   video games.

Tuc's Favorite Things
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       Women: A quiet evening with the girlfriend.
        Cars: MG-TD Kit Car.
       Foods: Anything vegetarian.
       Music: The Hooters, and any band he worked for.
     Leisure: Having just a "good old time".

Most Memorable Experiences
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Car ride with 8 phreaks in Tuc's VW Super Beetle at a Phreak Con.
The Fargo 4A stunt (getting all Fargo, N.D. DA's to go home).

Some People to Mention
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Susan Thunder (for getting him started)
All those that helped him while he was coming up in the world (too many to
                                                               mention)

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         Tuc is 150% against credit carding.  He thinks that is out and out
criminal activity, something that is totally against the code of ethics of
phreaking and hacking.  He also doesn't appreciate the fighting between phreaks
that occurs so often in the phreak world today.  He thinks the modern community
is crumbling.

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I hope you enjoyed this phile, look forward to more Phrack Pro-Philes coming in
the near future.  ...And now for the regularly taken poll from all
interviewees.

Of the general population of phreaks you have met, would you consider most
phreaks, if any, to be computer geeks?  No names mentioned, but yes, a few of
the ones he has met are computer geeks.  Thank you for your time, Tuc.

                                            Taran King
                                   Sysop of Metal Shop Private

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