Samsung investigating phones sending rogue picture messages

Samsung investigating phones sending rogue picture messages

This person was fortunate enough for their pictures to have been leaked to their partner, however, the photos may have just as easily been sent to someone's boss, coworker, or anyone else in their contacts.

One Galaxy S9 smartphone owner claimed the phone sent their entire photo gallery over text message to their girlfriend in the middle of the night, with no record of the exchange in the Samsung Messages app.

A Samsung representative told The Verge that the company is "aware of the reports" and is "looking into it". A Samsung user who encountered this problem says that " Not only one photo, his device sent entire photo gallery to his friend at midnight". "Concerned customers are encouraged to contact us directly at 1-800-SAMSUNG", Samsung said in a statement.

For those anxious about the Samsung Messages glitch, AppleInsider recommends disabling the app's storage access permissions. At this time, it's not sure if the issue affects multiple carriers, but it seems that most complaints are with T-Mobile. In some cases, users reported the phone sending out normal photos, while in others the phone grabbed emojis and other image resources from the phone's storage.

Samsung has finally responded to the weird bug in its app, Messages, that sends photos to other users without any permission.

China delays retaliatory tariffs, won't fire 'first shot' in potential trade war
The South China Morning Post said China is likely to cancel orders for 1.1 million tons of soybeans from the USA this year. The widely-read Global Times tabloid said in an editorial that China must prepare for containment by the United States.

It wasn't too long ago that Samsung had to recall the Galaxy Note 7 after a huge number of reports surrounding battery failures and explosions.

Update, 3:22p.m. PT: With Samsung and T-Mobile comments.

News of the problem started showing up in Samsung's community support forums and spread quickly across the techsphere.

At this point, it's unclear what is causing the issue, but some are speculating it might be related to Rich Communications Services (RCS).

To switch to a different default messaging app, download the new app first, then head over to Settings. This means you won't be able to send any stored data, like photos or saved messages, through text.

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