Posted by: David Harley | February 25, 2013

Talking Angela Blues

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

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Responses

  1. Do not get this app you would be stupid to. It asked me what school I go to it asked me what my name was it asked me where I live please if you want your child to be safe then do not get this app

    I want the makers email adress to report them how bad it is does anyone know it?


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