Samsung Freaks Out World+Dog With Weird Notification Sent To Every Samsung Phone By Accident

Samsung had an “oops” moment last night when they apparently accidentally blasted every Galaxy phone with a weird notification via the Find My Mobile app.  The alert, which several users reported, simply reads “1” with another “1” below it. Samsung’s Find My Mobile service allows owners of Samsung devices to remotely locate or lock their smartphone or tablet, back up data stored on the devices to Samsung Cloud, delete local data, and block access to Samsung Pay. Thus many users assumed that the they had been pwned by hackers.

Well, Samsung did not have a security breach. Their UK branch served up an answer:

I’d be interested to hear what Samsung corporate has to say on this. When they actually say something I will update this post. But in the meantime, it appears that you can relax as this was apparently an accident.

One Response to “Samsung Freaks Out World+Dog With Weird Notification Sent To Every Samsung Phone By Accident”

  1. […] you cast your mind back to last week when Samsung smartphone owners globally got a cryptic message on their phones via the Find…, it was thought to be an accident by Samsung. Today The Register has a story that explains that […]

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