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About EggyRepublic

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  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
  • Motherboard
    ASUS Prime X470 Pro
  • RAM
    16 GB Trident Z Royal 3200MHz
  • GPU
    Gigabyte RTX 2070 Windforce
  • Case
    Phanteks Eclipse P350X
  • Storage
    Samsung EVO 970 500GB
  • PSU
    EVGA G3 650W
  • Display(s)
    LG 27UD68P-B
  • Cooling
    Noctua Redox NF-P12
  • Keyboard
    Rosewill K75 RGB
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro

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  1. Huh, I logged in again and it's not there anymore. Guess they caught the error or something. Microsoft do love to change the browser from Chrome to Internet Explorer after a while for some reason, so I guess they got some problem with the security info tab.
  2. I went to Microsoft.com to check my account security logs on Chrome, and after getting on (I'm already logged in) I see the activity for 2 minutes ago, which is basically me logging into the website. However, besides saying "successful sign in", it also displays a single "password changed". I know my password did not change because 1) I would've received an email and I didn't, and 2) I tried my current password and it worked, so it wasn't changed. Do anyone know what caused this? It has to be an error but what exactly happened? Should I be worried? I changed my password just in case (and received email alert). Here's a screenshot. The "password changed" on the very top is the one I did, but the "password changed" on the bottom was not done by me. (the IP address was indeed my address, so I'm certain this all came from my computer).
  3. Does that scam work if my mobile company does not allow me to place International calls (I tried to call international once and it told me to upgrade my plan), or are they working around that somehow?
  4. I got a phone call today from an unknown number (likely spoofed because it starts with the same 6 digits as my own number). I picked up but remained completely silent and the other side hung up after about 5 seconds. However, I later remember this might be my doctor checking in for my appointment tomorrow so I called back, but it went into a random lady's voicemail. I think this might just be another telemarketer, but is it possible to get hacked or your identity stolen through a phone call you initiated? Crybercriminals are getting ridiculously smart in their tactics so I thought maybe they can track me down or something through a phone call?
  5. Are the adwares that Filezilla asks to install safe? I never agreed to install them, but some people have reported that Filezilla installed them anyways.
  6. Filezilla was detected as malware (specifically trojans) by multiple virus scanners, including Kaspersky and Microsoft defender. Multiple warnings are also online about it being malware. I had been using it since January on desktop (version 3.40.0) and for years on my laptop. What is up with this? What kind of activities is Filezilla doing on my PC?
  7. Is it possible for certain sequences of actions to cause someone else to download your data stored on cloud servers, specifically OneDrive or Google Drive? Has such a bug ever existed in the past?
  8. Basically, I had this setup: 1) phone connected to NordVPN 2) a WiFi hotspot on my phone using netshare from Play Store 3) laptop (Windows 10) connected to phone So, my question is if I visit a HTTPS website from my laptop, when the VPN sends the webpage to my phone, is the information encrypted with HTTPS the entire time such that my phone cannot read it? I don't trust my phone nor the netshare app to be clean of malware, so assuming that my phone (Huawei running Android 9) does indeed contains malware, could it read either my inbound and outbound information? Diagram in case I wasn't making sense: Website with HTTPS ------------(HTTPS encryption)-------------->VPN---------------(VPN encryption + HTTPS? does the VPN keep the original encryption?)------------->Phone(is the website still encrypted with HTTPS, and can the phone decrypt the HTTPS?)---------------->Laptop Thanks.
  9. Is the Exos supposed to be more reliable? Should I go for a single 8TB Exos (best value) or two 4TB Barracuda drives in raid 1? Both options have similar prices but if the Exos isn't significantly more reliable than the Barracuda I'll go with the two 4TB option so I won't lose data.
  10. Huh, just figured it was pretty weird to add the underscore to the beginning of the name. Guess I'm fairly safe then.
  11. Can they steal data if I'm using websites with https encryption? Also, are all network traffic like Windows updates encrypted with middle man attack resistance?
  12. I was at JFK international airport and there's this Wi-Fi named "_Free JFK WiFi", I connected to it through my laptop and it worked. However, I'm worried that it's not actually the airport's Wi-Fi but some random person's. Could I have gotten a virus? I have bitdefender.
  13. Yesterday I was on my Microsoft Surface Book (first generation) using Firefox to watch some videos and browse the web when I decided to hop onto Chrome instead, but Chrome wouldn't open so I rebooted my computer. BTW, do anyone know why Chrome wouldn't open? It's the first time it happened to me. So, after rebooting, my laptop began doing a firmware update (not Windows update), which is suspicious because the last time Microsoft released a new firmware update for the Surface Book was a week. Could I have gotten a virus in my BIOS? What are some steps I should take to diagnose if I have a problem?
  14. I have a laptop which has a few files that may contain a virus. I have done the following: 1) connected an external disk to the laptop 2) dragged the potentially malicious files directly over from my laptop to the external drive, but the MS Office documents keep saying "properties not found" so I deleted everything that has already been copied over 3) zipped the files up with 7-zip while on the laptop 4) moved the zipped file over to the external disk 5) removed the external disk 6) factory reset the laptop (giving it away later to someone) I do not care if the zipped files are gone forever, they weren't important and I didn't realize that they may have had a virus until after I copied them over to the disk. Right now, I have this disk sitting beside me, not connected to anything. There are other kinda important files on the disk other than that zip file, would it be safe for me to connect the disk to my desktop and delete that zip file? Would that external drive be virus-free? Basically, can a virus be executed or spread to other files by zipping it or by connecting that disk to another computer? How reliable is Bitdefender (my antivirus on my desktop)?
  15. I just got a new issue - I aimed my hairdryer at my PSU and quickly realized how hot it gets. How much heat can a PSU handle? I did a couple seconds on low, but I'm afraid it just fried some components from the 1875 watts of heat it just blew onto everything.