The moment you type ‘the1975..com’ on the Google search engine of your mobile phone, the website returns by displaying your cell phone text messages. Remember, the typed text is in no way related to the famous music band or the real URL with just one dot “.”.
In the same way, once you type in text such as “ zela viagens”, “ izela viagens” and “ vizel viagens” or “ the1975.#com” the same results are being obtained.
Note- Viagens means travel or trip in Portuguese.
A Reddit user first found out this bug while using a Google Pixel launcher and immediately notified it to the world.
According to few Reddit enthusiasts, Google app offers the ability to show your text messages, if in case, you have granted the app the permission to access them, using the keywords such as “show my text messages” and “my text”.
Perhaps, the1995..com bug might be replicating the same function on an unlocked phone.
Currently, reports are pouring in that the bug is working on most of the Android phones which have Google Assistant installation. This includes popular high-end Android smartphones, including the OnePlus 5T, Huawei P10, Google Pixel(1&2), as well as Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S8+.
What’s concerning in this incident is the display of the phone number and the content of the message.
What if the bug has the ability to send all such details to remote servers when exploited on a further note by hackers?