Yesterday, Samsung Galaxy users all over the world (regardless of the mobile operator and device model) began to receive strange push notifications with the subject “1” and the content of the message “1” (1, 2, 3)
These messages came from the Samsung Find My Mobile application, which people did not use or did not know at all about its existence on the device. With this application, you can find a lost phone or tablet, as well as protect data on the device.
“I tried to search and understand whether something similar happened to someone else, but I did not find anything specific. I start to worry and think that someone has hacked my phone or something like that. If anyone knows at least SOMETHING about this, please let me know, ”one of the frightened users wrote.
“I got it on the Samsung Galaxy S8 + and Galaxy A50S, and when I clicked (on the message), nothing happened on both devices. At least nothing that I could see, ”writes another puzzled Samsung Galaxy owner.
Since the panic among users has risen serious, Samsung hastened to make an official statement on his twitter. The developers write that sending out units on behalf of Find My Mobile was a mistake and an accident that affected only the "limited number" of Galaxy devices.
“This (message) was sent by accident, during internal testing, and will not affect your device. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause our customers, ”explained the company’s representatives.