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Last week a lot of Samsung users reported receiving a weird notification from the ‘Find My Mobile’ application. Samsung users all over the world reported this 1/1 notification. Samsung UK responded by saying that it happened unintentionally during an internal test. However, new reports are claiming that a data breach could also be the cause or effect of the notification.

Samsung, in a report provided by The Register, stated that a ‘small number’ of users were able to see information about other users due to an error. The company also went on to remove the ability to access the store on their website. The statement read, “A technical error resulted in a small number of users being able to access the details of another user. As soon as we became of aware of the incident, we removed the ability to log in to the store on our website until the issue was fixed. We will be contacting those affected by the issue with further details.”

There was another cause of concern about privacy of many Samsung users. A few people who had received the 1/1 notification claimed that they had specifically disabled the ‘Find My Mobile’ application as they were not able to uninstall it. Despite disabling the app, it was able to send the notification which raises questions about the application’s ability to access user data even when not in use. Samsung comes pre-loaded with a few native apps which cannot be uninstalled unless the device is running a third party custom ROM.

Considering the expanse of the problem, Samsung is expected to publicly address the problem reported last week.

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