07-12-2018 11:59 PM
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  1. Oscar Maradiaga's Avatar
    https://www.tomsguide.com/us/samsung...ews-27547.html

    If this happens on everyone who has a Galaxy s9 or plus it would be crazyso far it says T-mobile has anyone been affectes by this
    07-02-2018 08:26 PM
  2. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    I just read an article on this today. The article thought it might be due to T-Mobile testing this new texting profile that will be released soon for many phones.

    The article mentions that the only way to avoid this for now is to disable the default Samsung messaging app and download an alternate app in the play store.
    07-02-2018 09:30 PM
  3. Almeuit's Avatar
    Wow that's kind of terrifying.
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    07-02-2018 09:38 PM
  4. SDTRMG's Avatar
    I've download android message for now, I like samsung messages and I'm in canada but I'd rather not risk it.
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    07-02-2018 09:57 PM
  5. me23brown's Avatar
    Everytime I try to disable storage in the samsung messages app it kills the app and i can't use it. Is this happening to anyone else?
    07-03-2018 07:09 AM
  6. Gav508's Avatar
    Well I'm just wondering what kind of pictures you people have on your phone that your scared of accidentally sharing.
    Abbers727 and monicakm like this.
    07-03-2018 08:32 AM
  7. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    Well I'm just wondering what kind of pictures you people have on your phone that your scared of accidentally sharing.
    It doesn't matter what kind of pictures that people have. They should be able to keep whatever they want on their own phone. In some cases, people have reported that EVERY picture in their camera roll had been sent to random contacts. That can cause all kinds of problems.
    07-03-2018 08:36 AM
  8. Oscar Maradiaga's Avatar
    It doesn't matter what kind of pictures that people have. They should be able to keep whatever they want on their own phone. In some cases, people have reported that EVERY picture in their camera roll had been sent to random contacts. That can cause all kinds of problems.
    Its true i dont want to send all my pictures not they are bad to anyone on my contacts randomly for no reason especially when i have over 800 pictures on my sd card
    07-03-2018 09:42 AM
  9. djrakowski's Avatar
    I don't take embarrassing photos, so that's not what bothers me... the fact is, these are MY photos, and I didn't consent to Samsung transmitting them to other people without my consent. The fact that there's no evidence on the phone makes it even worse. So yeah, I'm not happy, but at least we have alternatives in the Android world (I've switched to Android Messages).
    07-03-2018 09:59 AM
  10. djrakowski's Avatar
    Everytime I try to disable storage in the samsung messages app it kills the app and i can't use it. Is this happening to anyone else?
    Yeah, it won't let you disable storage access and continue to use the app. You'll have to download an alternative from the Play Store (and I recommend Android Messages), set it as your default messaging app, then turn off those privileges again.
    07-03-2018 10:02 AM
  11. Morty2264's Avatar
    Well I'm just wondering what kind of pictures you people have on your phone that your scared of accidentally sharing.
    In my case, it's a whack load of cat photos; but it's more the privacy breach that's the issue here, not the content of the photos. Phones are like wallets - they're private and their contents have a right to be hidden from others unless the user deems it appropriate.
    DMP89145 likes this.
    07-03-2018 10:22 AM
  12. robber's Avatar
    For Everyone switching to android messages keep in mind that they just launched the ability to send messages via a web browser. Worth the switch in itself.
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    07-03-2018 11:42 AM
  13. Almeuit's Avatar
    Well I'm just wondering what kind of pictures you people have on your phone that your scared of accidentally sharing.
    If I had a Samsung it wouldn't be the worry about what pictures -- I just don't share every picture I take with my phone with every contact. I know it seems people do that .. which most do on Facebook .. but they are willingly doing it.
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    07-03-2018 03:49 PM
  14. Morty2264's Avatar
    If I had a Samsung it wouldn't be the worry about what pictures -- I just don't share every picture I take with my phone with every contact. I know it seems people do that .. which most do on Facebook .. but they are willingly doing it.
    Exactly. It's all about the breach of privacy and that your choice "to share or not to share" (that sounds a little Shakespearean) has been taken away from you.
    07-03-2018 04:09 PM
  15. stmax's Avatar
    Wondering how the actually share occurs. Is it via a link? My phone craps out just trying to string 3 pics together via MMS.
    07-03-2018 06:27 PM
  16. Abbers727's Avatar
    Mine seemed to share a photo to someone that isn't even on my contacts... because all that showed up was a phone number. And they were like, "Hi . Please delete your photos." Sprint is my carrier.

    I installed the Textra app and I'm using it as my default text message app.
    07-03-2018 11:28 PM
  17. Morty2264's Avatar
    Mine seemed to share a photo to someone that isn't even on my contacts... because all that showed up was a phone number. And they were like, "Hi . Please delete your photos." Sprint is my carrier.

    I installed the Textra app and I'm using it as my default text message app.
    That's creepy! I'm so sorry that happened to you!
    07-04-2018 08:34 AM
  18. arunma's Avatar
    Hi all. This actually happened to me before I read about the bug. I regularly share Samsung Health workout summaries with a friend of mine. It's always via WhatsApp, meaning that a copy of the photo is saved in my WhatsApp photos folder. Last week I got a text from a DIFFERENT friend asking "uh, why did you just send me a heart rate trace?" There was no record of this message being sent on my text thread with him in Samsung Messages, but when I saw him a week later he showed me his phone, and indeed I had sent a Samsung Health workout summary image to him.

    This is downright scary. I don't have any "sensitive" photos on my phone, but if my boss randomly gets a photo of my wife or something, that's pretty awkward. I'm surprised Samsung isn't taking this more seriously. This is one of the worst data privacy issues I've ever seen in the tech world. The worst part is that you don't even know when a photo has been sent. I have no clue if Samsung Messages has sent my entire photo gallery to half the contacts in my phone.

    Obviously, as soon as I read about this I disabled Samsung Messages and installed Android Messages. It doesn't support T-Mobile advanced messaging, which sucks. But it has a web interface, which is great.
    bhatech and Morty2264 like this.
    07-04-2018 10:00 AM
  19. bhatech's Avatar
    Agree with most people, this is downright violation of privacy irrespective of what kind of photos you have. Can't believe some people are saying not a big deal.
    07-04-2018 10:06 AM
  20. Morty2264's Avatar
    Agree with most people, this is downright violation of privacy irrespective of what kind of photos you have. Can't believe some people are saying not a big deal.
    It's absolutely a big deal. I can't believe it has been going on for even a few days. This kind of breach is a worst nightmare for many users. Imagine my boss potentially getting 200 cat photos; or family photos? Regardless of content, you don't want your choices taken away from you.
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    07-04-2018 10:31 AM
  21. Ricky_tc's Avatar
    Textra? Hmm that is not a good alternative, trust me. Many years ago I had this very same experience. Textra sent pics to my contacts without my concent. I immediately uninstalled it.
    07-04-2018 02:15 PM
  22. Larry 609's Avatar
    Textra? Hmm that is not a good alternative, trust me. Many years ago I had this very same experience. Textra sent pics to my contacts without my concent. I immediately uninstalled it.
    I have used Textra for the past two years and never had this issue.
    07-04-2018 02:43 PM
  23. Morty2264's Avatar
    Textra? Hmm that is not a good alternative, trust me. Many years ago I had this very same experience. Textra sent pics to my contacts without my concent. I immediately uninstalled it.
    I've used it for about four years and did not have this issue. However, I did have an instance or two of a specific contact getting messages I'd sent her years ago. Weird.
    07-04-2018 02:48 PM
  24. Larry 609's Avatar
    I've used it for about four years and did not have this issue. However, I did have an instance or two of a specific contact getting messages I'd sent her years ago. Weird.
    Truth be told, I think most messaging apps might have their occasional quirks, some being more harmless and others. I think I had a friend once claim that I did something exactly like this too. But this was before I had Textra... maybe when I had GoSMS at the time? Even then, it could have been something on his phone as well. I know sometimes when he sends me something via text, I get the exact same message two times in a row seconds apart.
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    07-04-2018 03:41 PM
  25. Morty2264's Avatar
    Truth be told, I think most messaging apps might have their occasional quirks, some being more harmless and others. I think I had a friend once claim that I did something exactly like this too. But this was before I had Textra... maybe when I had GoSMS at the time? Even then, it could have been something on his phone as well. I know sometimes when he sends me something via text, I get the exact same message two times in a row seconds apart.
    Oh absolutely! They all have their quirks. I think I downloaded Go SMS (I think) and it suddenly resent a bunch of old messages to all of my contacts - or a good chunk of them. That was awful! The double-text thing is a glitch that happens to me sometimes as well!
    Larry 609 likes this.
    07-04-2018 03:52 PM
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