– Samsung smartphone users data may not be as safe as it is thought
– Samsung admits to leaking users data in a ‘technical error’
If you have a Samsung smartphone, your personal details may not be as safe as you think they are. This comes after Samsung admitted to leaking information of 150 users in a ‘technical error’.
“A technical error resulted in a small number of users being able to access the details of another user.
“As soon as we became aware of the incident, we removed the ability to log in to the store on our website until the issue was fixed, said the Samsung spokesperson.”
Samsung is yet to reveal any further details about the leak, however, it confirmed that any users affected will be contacted.
“We will be contacting those affected by the issue with further details.”- Samsung spokesperson.
Prior to this leak, Samsung had accidentally sent its users a strange notification but they have maintained that the leak is not related to the strange notification its users received.
The strange notification appeared to come from Samsung’s Find My Mobile app and simply said ‘1’.
When asked for a comment about the notification, Samsung said that the message was unintentionally sent during internal testing and was only received by a few galaxy devices and the situation had been since rectified.
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