McAfee has revealed that Emma Watson is the most dangerous celebrity to search online for. McAfee Security compiles the list of most dangerous celebrities every year by assessing the chances that online celebrity searchers have for a landing on websites loaded with spyware, adware, phishing scams, viruses and other malware.
Dangerous Celebrity Search
Which Are the Most Dangerous Celebrities to search for? Emma Watson (best known for her role in Harry Potter) is closely followed by Jessica Biel (was 2009 Most Dangerous Celebrity) and Eva Mendes. In fact there are no men celebrities (unlike Brad Pitt in 2008) in the top 10 list this time!
People often go searching for hot celebrity photos, celebrity videos, screensavers, free downloads online – and scammers take advantage of the search terms to trick online searchers into installing malware on their computers.
McAfee warns users every year and this year Emma Watson has replaced last year’s #1 Heidi Klum. McAfee research found searching for Emma Watson pictures and downloads led to 12.6% chance of landing on websites with online threats. Beware!