Posted by: David Harley | February 25, 2013

Talking Angela app says “I’m innocent!”

Talking Angela is an iOS app that according to Graham Cluley, is quite innocuous, but is the subject of a hoax spreading through Facebook that claims:

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 !!!!

Hopefully, Apple’s validation process is a bit more rigorous than that…

Graham’s blog: Talking Angela iPhone app scare spreads on Facebook

David Harley CITP FBCS CISSP
Mac Virus/Small Blue-Green World/Anti-Malware Testing
ESET Senior Research Fellow

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