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Update | 19:40: Shortly after the publication of this article, Samsung has issued a statement specifying that the security breach set forth in this article is not related to the notification received by users in their phones last week. More information at the end of the article.

The strange case of the "1" notification that came to Samsung mobile phones around the world only a few days ago is already known by the vast majority of brand device owners. And who is not yet familiar with this situation, should know that it is about a warning that was sent in error to the terminals through the “Find my device” application from Samsung.

The company even explained what this event really was, and encouraged the owners of their devices to don't worry too much. But, in a new and strange change in events, from the middle The Register indicate that really the notification could be caused by a security breach, and that Samsung itself has claimed that "a small number" of users may have had access to other people's personal data.

Not so innocent notification

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At least that suggests the statements made by a spokesman for the South Korean company to The Register, where they explain that the error caused some users to access other people's data:

“A technical error caused a small number of users to access the details of another user. As soon as we learn about the incident, we eliminate the possibility of logging into the store on our website until the problem is resolved. We will get in touch with the people affected by the problem in more detail. ”

On the other hand, ** the company ensures that contact with all those people * whose data could have been compromised because of this security breach.

It is necessary to take into account that the ruling originated in an application preinstalled by Samsung on your devices, which cannot be uninstalled except by carrying out more or less advanced processes. Therefore, users only have left modify the password of your Samsung accounts as a preventive measure, and wait for the company to decide to share more information about the case.

Update: Samsung denies that the security breach is related to the “1” notification

Shortly after publishing this article, Samsung has issued a statement that echo in SamMobile. In l, they specify that, despite what was originally stated by The Register, security breach It is not related to the well-known notification that a good number of Samsung terminal users received last week.

Instead, Samsung explains that the vulnerability was discovered on the company's official website for the United Kingdom, which affected about 150 people who will be contacted shortly.

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