Privacy warning: Samsung phones are leaking photos to random contacts

Privacy warning: Samsung phones are leaking photos to random contacts

Privacy warning: Samsung phones are leaking photos to random contacts

The issue largely stems from a bug in Samsungs default messaging app, Samsung Messages. This, however, will also prevent you from willingly sending photos through the app. 2. It's not clear at the moment if other models are affected.

When Gizmodo asked for a comment on the issue, Samsung sent the following response, "We are aware of the reports regarding this matter and our technical teams are looking into it". Notably, there's also no record that the photos were sent from an affected users' phone, according to the Reddit user.

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They only discovered when the recipient of these photos answered back inquiring about the mysterious messages.

T-Mobile has responded to media requests, stating that it is not a "T-Mobile issue" and urging users to contact Samsung. The only workaround here is to disable storage permissions for Samsung Messages. How and when that happens, is still unclear, but it is not limited to a specific carrier, as customers of both T-Mobile and AT&T have experienced this new "feature". Some Samsung devices send their owners' photos to contacts randomly and without trace. However, T-Mobile has stated that this issue isn't on its.

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Users theorize the issue has something to do with the recent Rich Communication Services (RCS) update, which rolled out on American mobile carriers like T-Mobile. You will have full texting capabilities and you don't have to look back, in case Samsung lost your trust forever. Your other option seems to be switching to a different texting app, like Textra or Google's Android Messages app, which thus far appear to be unaffected. The downside is that you'll have to turn permissions on again if you want to send photos or files through the Samsung Messages app.

What's unusual though is that it does not show the files have been sent. He wrote that the app was sending scheduled messages early, that some messages were ending up in wrong threads. First, you can go into its app settings and revoke Samsung Message's ability to access your storage, which means it won't be able to send anything stored on your phone, including photos.

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