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Here’s why your Samsung Galaxy received that mysterious ‘1’ notification

Was it a mass-scale hack on Samsung devices? A mysterious warning from a whistleblower somewhere? The beginning of an alien cyberattack? Nah.

Here’s why your Samsung Galaxy received that mysterious ‘1’ notification
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Overnight Samsung smartphone owners across the globe got a mysterious notification from the “Find My Mobile” app installed on all Galaxy devices. The notification simply read “1.”

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Shortly after the notification was sent, reports and theories of it began spreading on social media. It wasn’t an isolated incident. People the world over had received it. Was it a mass-scale hack on Samsung devices? A mysterious warning from a whistleblower somewhere? The beginning of an alien cyberattack?

Fortunately, it was none of the above. As a Samsung support account on Twitter later revealed, it was just an internet test at Samsung that went awry.

In other words: nothing to see here, folks. Move along, move along.

About the author

Michael Grothaus is a novelist, journalist, and former screenwriter. His debut novel EPIPHANY JONES is out now from Orenda Books. You can read more about him at MichaelGrothaus.com

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