Samsung Phones Are Reportedly Going Rogue, Sending Photos to Random Contacts
Delete those nudes immediately.
Technology can be terrifying.
First, an Amazon Echo recorded a couple’s private conversation and sent it to someone they know. Now, a bizarre Samsung Galaxy bug is causing stored photos to be sent out to random contacts. Here’s what’s going on, per The Verge:
As first spotted by Android Central and later covered by Gizmodo, users are complaining about the issue on Reddit and the company’s official forums. One user says his phone sent all his photos to his girlfriend.
The messages are being sent through Samsung’s default texting app Samsung Messages. According to reports, the Messages app does not even show users that files have been sent; many just find out after they get a response from the recipient of the random photos sent to them.
The phone doesn’t even have the decency to let you know it sent the pics? How rude!
Here’s what Samsung had to say:
A Samsung spokesperson tells The Verge it’s “aware of the reports” and that its technical teams are “looking into it.” The forums indicate that Galaxy S9 and S9+ devices are affected, but may not be the only ones afflicted with the bug. Samsung is encouraging those experiencing this issue to call the company directly at 1-800-SAMSUNG.
So, yeah. If you have a Galaxy, call Samsung right away. Let’s just hope your phone doesn’t send that series of belfies you took to Grandma Rose first…