If you have a Samsung phone this would seem to be relevant information for you. Make that doubly so if you have a Samsung phone with nudes in it.
According to reports, a small group of people with Samsung cells have stated that their phones have randomly sent images in their galleries to numbers in their contacts. In fact, less than a week ago a Reddit user wrote the following:
"Last night around 2:30 am, my phone sent [my girlfriend] my entire photo gallery over text but there was no record of it on my messages app. However, there was record of it on tmobile logs. Why would this happen?"
Business Insider writes that the highly problematic bug is exclusive to the company's most recent phones, meaning the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus. It's not clear at the moment if other models are affected. Samsung released a statement to Gizmodo (who first reported on the issue), which read:
"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."
The cause of the problem isn't clear either, but a current theory is that a recent T-Mobile update that allowed for advanced texting features (like reading receipts, typing indicators, and advanced media sharing) is the glitches' source. However, T-Mobile told Gizmodo that the whole thing is "not a T-Mobile issue."
For those of you looking for a workaround while the company tries to repair the problem, your options appear to be going into your device's app settings and revoking "Samsung Messages’ ability to access storage." This will keep your phone from sending anything stored on it, whether you're looking to do that intentionally or not. Your other option seems to be switching to a different texting app, like Textra or Google's Android Messages app, which thus far appear to be unaffected.
Kind of ridiculous to have to worry about this, but until it's patched you're taking a risk otherwise.