Samsung Phones Are Sending Pics to Random Contacts

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  1. rgMekanic

    rgMekanic [H]ard|News Staff Member

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    If you have a late model Galaxy device, you may want to go ahead and delete "that" folder for a little while. Aroid Central is reporting that the default texting app is randomly sending pictures to random contacts without any permission. Even better, when it does send the unauthorized pic, it leaves no trace of it ever happening.

    Be careful before you end up letting your boss know how you really feel. Or you send your granny a pic of the wrong kind of coin purse.

    If you've got a Samsung phone and use the default Samsung Messages app for all your texting needs, you may want to check your gallery to make sure you don't have any embarrassing photos in it. According to numerous Redditors, a bug is causing Samsung Messages to randomly send pictures to contacts without leaving any sort of evidence.
     
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  2. Ocellaris

    Ocellaris Ginger @le, an alcoholic's best friend.

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    It’s probably supposed to send the pics to Samsung :)
     
  3. Delicieuxz

    Delicieuxz Gawd

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    I don't want to like that comment, but... yep.
     
  4. cthulhuiscool

    cthulhuiscool 2[H]4U

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    There's no reckless thrill quite like not knowing if that dick pic is gonna go to your ladyfriend or Mom o_O
     
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    Croak [H]ard|Gawd

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    "Aroid Central"? Sounds painful.
     
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  6. Croak

    Croak [H]ard|Gawd

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    These days, in this fluid world, they're as likely to be from your ladyfriend or Mom.
     
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  7. cthulhuiscool

    cthulhuiscool 2[H]4U

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    This post triggered me
     
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  8. The Mad Atheist

    The Mad Atheist Gawd

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    So now I have an "excuse" if I accidentally sent that MILF pic.
     
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  9. Trimlock

    Trimlock [H]ardForum Junkie

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    My contacts would get mostly stolen memes
     
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  10. Galvin

    Galvin 2[H]4U

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    Maybe there is AI in the phone sending pics out
     
  11. Wrecked Em

    Wrecked Em [H]ardness Supreme

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    That's actually a fetish that guys apparently pay money for. This could be a bargain for a select few.
     
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    Travolta Gawd

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    That Bixby is a real bitch, isn’t he?
     
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    Uvaman2 2[H]4U

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    The post could be worse though.
     
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    or it goes to your kids little league coach.. and then you get one back from him.. with a ;)
     
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  15. Todd Walter

    Todd Walter Gawd

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    Not the first time something like this has happened. Who remembers Froyo sending texts to random contacts instead of the one you chose?
     
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  17. Domingo

    Domingo Skip My Posts

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    TouchWiz...
     
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  18. caddys83

    caddys83 2[H]4U

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    I guess no more pics of my slong for reddit :(
     
  19. Retronym

    Retronym Something big is coming.

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    *clutches pearls*
     
  20. uberzero

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    It turned out the bug affected some users carriers notably T-Mobile and in some extend AT7T in this case:
    https://us.community.samsung.com/t5...RCS-Advanced-Messg-Update-on-T-Mo/td-p/350134

    No such reported issue elsewhere.
     
  21. Exavior

    Exavior [H]ardForum Junkie

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    So we have phones recording at random and texting that to random people. Now sending random pictures. Next will be your camera turning on at random and texting video or imagines to people that you never took.
     
  22. TheOne&OnlyZeke

    TheOne&OnlyZeke 100% Irish

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    T-Mobiles comment on it
    "Not our problem, fuck off"