Samsung's Messages app bundled with the South Korean giant's latest smartphones and tablets may silently send people's private photos to random contacts, it is claimed.
Users' complaints on the official Samsung forums and Reddit indicated that their Samsung devices including the more recent models Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S9 have been texting contacts at random without any notification.
The messages in question are being sent through the default Samsung Messages app, with reports stating that the app doesn't show users the files were sent. What's even worse is that the app reportedly leaves no evidence of photos being sent, which means users won't know when their phone may have unwittingly sent sensitive photos to a friend or co-worker until some time has passed.
For those of you looking for a workaround while the company tries to fix the problem, your options appear to be going into your device's app settings and revoking "Samsung Messages' ability to access storage".
Troubleshooters have theorised that the issue, first reported by Gizmodo, may have been caused by an update to the smartphone's carrier settings, and Samsung's own Messages app.
Samsung and T-Mobile didn't immediately reply to CNET's requests for comment. Errors included scheduled text messages ending up in the wrong threads.
Samsung has acknowledged in a statement that "We are aware of the reports regarding this matter and our technical teams are looking into it".
The issue also seems to coincide with a new version of the Samsung Messages app, which could be related to the RCS update, or not, depending.
T-Mobile reportedly told Gizmodo that "It's not a T-Mobile issue", pointing them back to Samsung.
So we're asking - is this affecting you?
Concerned users should ensure that Samsung Message does not have permission to access their phone's storage, which will prevent it from being able to send anything on the phone.