#PSA: If You Have A Samsung Phone, Your Pics May Be Sent To Random Contacts

From the “well this is quite the screw up” department comes news that Samsung’s Messages app bundled with Samsung smartphones and tablets may silently sending people’s private photos to random contacts. At least according to a thread on Reddit that has people complaining about this. Samsung is apparently aware of the complaints, which surfaced last week and is investigating.

In the meantime, if you’re using Samsung’s Messages software and are worried about unapproved picture texts, especially of any pics that are “private” in nature, not that there’s anything wrong with that, you should open the app go into its permissions, and disable access to storage. That way pics that you don’t want out in the public domain don’t have the chance to surface.


One Response to “#PSA: If You Have A Samsung Phone, Your Pics May Be Sent To Random Contacts”

  1. You cannot remove the access to storage and have it still work. It complains and will not do anything except go to settings.

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