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Samsung phones are randomly sending photos to contacts

03 July, 2018, 11:37 | Author: Tara Roberts
  • Users have reported their phones have sent

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The problem appears to stem from Samsung Messages, as first reported by Gizmodo.

Samsung says it is investigating the issue, which may be caused by an update to the texting app Samsung Messages.

Samsung phones seem to be trying to take over the world, messaging random users' contacts and sending them messages and photos.

It's not clear how many people have reported this sort of thing happening, but if it is a bug it would be a major privacy violation. "Concerned customers are encouraged to contact us directly at 1-800-SAMSUNG", Samsung said in a statement.

The complaints have gained some traction on Reddit, in sections dedicated exclusively to Samsung phones.

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This can be done by going to Settings - Apps - Samsung Messages - Permissions - Storage.

In another potentially embarrassing case, a Samsung Note 8 user reported that his scheduled text messages had been sent to the wrong recipients.

Drunk dialing and butt-dialing are bad enough, but what if your phone sent some. compromising photos to your contacts all by itself? However, T-Mobile told Gizmodo that the whole thing is "not a T-Mobile issue".

Some assumed it was a problem specific to T-Mobile US, connected in some way to the cell network's recent Rich Communications Services update, however, T-Mob has denied any involvement, and the photo-spaffing bug was spotted affecting folks on other carriers, such as AT&T, it is claimed.

If you're using Samsung's Messages software, and are anxious about unapproved picture texts, find the application in the apps section of your device's settings, then go into its permissions, and disable access to storage.

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