Graham Cluley has reported on a hoax – or maybe semi-hoax – spreading on Facebook. The hoax looks like this:
WARNING FOR TO ALL PARENTS WITH CHILDREN THAT HAVE ANY ELECTRONIC DEVICES , EX : IPOD,TABLETS ETC .... THERE IS A SITE CALLED TALKING ANGELA , THIS SITE ASKS KIDS QUESTIONS LIKE : THERE NAMES , WHERE THEY GO TO SCHOOL AND ALSO TAKE PICTURES OF THEIR FACES BY PUSHING A HEART ON THE BOTTOM LEFT CORNER WITHOUT ANY NOTICES . PLEASE CHECK YOUR CHILDREN'S IPODS AND ALL TO MAKE SURE THEY DO NOT HAVE THIS APP !!! PLEASE PASS THIS MESSAGE ON TO YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY MEMBERS THAT HAVE KIDS !!!!
There is, in fact, a Talking Angela iOS app, but according to Sophos, the app is quite harmless. Graham’s blog is here: Talking Angela iPhone app scare spreads on Facebook
David Harley CITP FBCS CISSP
Mac Virus/Anti-Malware Testing/Small Blue-Green World
ESET Senior Research Fellow