Heidi Klum has apparently replaced Cameron Diaz as the most dangerous celebrity to search for online; those looking for the supermodel's latest photos and other media have nearly a one in 10 chance of landing on a malicious website.
For the fifth year in a row, McAfee has researched popular culture’s most famous people to reveal the riskiest athletes, musicians, politicians, comedians and Hollywood stars on the web.
The Most Dangerous Celebrities study found movie stars and models top the list this year, while singers and sports stars are among the safest.
Kiwi actress Anna Paquin clocked in at seventh on the list, up from number 10 last year.
Two of Victoria’s Secret top models are also among the top 10.
Paula Greve, director of web security research at McAfee, said cybercriminals often used the names of celebrities to lure people to sites laden with spyware, adware, phishing, viruses and other malware.
“Consumers should be particularly aware of malicious content hiding in ‘tiny’ places like shortened URLs that can spread virally in social networking sites, or through e-mails and text messages from friends.”
Be wary of:
1. Heidi Klum
2. Cameron Diaz
3. Piers Morgan
4. Jessica Biel
5. Katherine Heigl
6. Mila Kunis
7. Anna Paquin
8. Adriana Lima
9. Scarlett Johansson
10. Emma Stone, Brad Pitt and Rachel McAdams
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