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.
Users on Reddit and Samsung's forums have reported that their photos are being sent to random contacts over the Samsung Messages app, and no record of the images being sent is shown. The pictures, like the recipients, are seemingly picked at random from handheld's contacts, and the messages do not appear in the application's sent box.
As initially reported by Gizmodo, the problem seems to be happening on Samsung Galaxy Note 8, S9 and S9+ models that use T-Mobile as their carrier. In some cases, entire galleries were sent via MMS, which can lead to some serious trouble for some individuals.
It's still unclear what triggered the bug or how it works.
If you're using Samsung's Messages software, and are anxious about unapproved picture texts, find the application in the apps section of your device's settings, then go into its permissions, and disable access to storage.
In a statement, the company said: "We are aware of the reports regarding this matter and our technical teams are looking into it. Concerned customers are encouraged to contact us directly at 1-800-SAMSUNG". What's clear is that the bug is not device-specific or network-specific, with speculation regarding the cause of the bug revolving around recent Samsung Messages updates. Switch your default texting app to a different one. Make that doubly so if you have a Samsung phone with nudes in it. Either way, you should probably stick to your solution for at least a week after a new update with a fix is released, just to be sure everything is working properly.