Samsung Messages causes chaos, sends pictures randomly

You could try using a different texting app and/or revoking the Samsung Messages' app's photo permissions to be safe. On Samsung's Galaxy S9 support board, a user said Samsung Messages became buggy after an T-Mobile RCS/advanced messaging update on his phone. One Reddit user said that at about 2:30 am last night, his entire photo gallery was sent to his girlfriend.

The affected devices appear to be exclusive to the most recent Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus, and it's unclear whether other models are affected. Some users on the Reddit thread have pointed out turning off Storage access for the Samsung Messages app on their phones will give a temporary fix to the problem.

Samsung phone owners: Think of the most revealing photo stored in the photo library on your smartphone.

'However, there was record of it on TMobile logs.

That's because posters to Reddit and the Samsung forums say Samsung Messages is malfunctioning.

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Samsung is now urging concerned customers to call its support lines directly.

Frighteningly, the app doesn't even show users that the files have been sent - they're only finding out when they get a response from the recipient of the random photos.

Numerous incidents seem to be affecting phones with T-Mobile, a carrier that recently rolled out updates with their RCS "advanced messaging" service.

Speaking to Gizmodo, Samsung said it was aware of the issue and its technical teams were looking into it. The user pointed out that the issue was do with the Samsung default SMS app being updated from the Galaxy Store.

The scariest part about this bug is that when Samsung Messages bugs out sends pics to other people, it reportedly doesn't leave any evidence of it doing so, which means people may not know their photos have been released into the wild until it's too late.

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