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    anonymous
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    Whenever I plug in my phone in my laptop it’ll pop up with a message in the bottom right corner saying something like “finish setting up ___ brand of phone”.

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    Let’s just say I live in a place that is a bit more “public” than usual. Saw a brand new guy in the early morning using an entire charging strip (can charge up to 10 things at once or so).

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    Few hours later in the morning I’m using my laptop and I see what I described in my first sentence, despite not plugging a phone into my laptop. A ‘TCL LX’ phone.

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    Just how suspicious/malicious could this be? Thanks guys and sorry if this is wrong place to post, I read the rules and figured its better than tech support but maybe I’m just really confused.

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    xcto

    Charging strip is fairly normal. Especially a homeless dude charging 10 things (not 10 cell phones though…).
    Any chance you mistook a Bluetooth connection attempt for USB?
    Or shared folder access attempt?
    Anyways, this is really a tech support question…

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