The Most Dangerous Celebrities in Cyberspace

McAfee recently names Hollywood’s most celebrated Dad Brad Pitt as riskiest celebrity to search for on the web. Hey, what is it all about? Here is an excerpt:

Brad Pitt has overtaken Paris Hilton as the most dangerous celebrity to search for in cyberspace according to Internet security company McAfee. For the second year running, McAfee entered the glamorous world of Hollywood to reveal the riskiest celebrities in cyberspace. Checking in on your famous friends is not only a guilty pleasure, but seriously dangerous for your PC. Fans searching for “Brad Pitt,” “Brad Pitt downloads,” and Brad Pitt wallpaper, screen savers and pictures have an 18% chance of having their PCs infected with online threats, such as spyware, spam, phishing, adware, viruses and other malware.

When searching about “Brad Pitt screensavers”, more than half of the websites were identified as containing malicious downloads with spyware, adware and potential viruses.
Besides Brad Pitt, there are some other celebrities on the list that produce the largest number of risky sites when search for the web:

Jessica Alba – Red-ranked risky sites were identified when searching for “Jessica Alba” and “Jessica Alba downloads.” The sites contained hundreds of malicious downloads, links to other bad sites, misleading offers to gather information, and a high number of spam emails when an email address was provided.

Read other interesting results at McAfee website.

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