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Do not search for Cameron Diaz says McAfee

Aug 20 2010, 7:58am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

Do not search for Cameron Diaz says McAfee
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Security company McAfee identified actress Cameron Diaz as most dangerous celebrity to search for.

McAfee released their most dangerous celebrity name search terms list again. This year Cameron Diaz is in the lead. Cameron Diaz has replaced Jessica Biel as the most dangerous celebrity to search for on the Web this year.

Cybercriminals often use the names of popular celebrities to lure people to sites that are actually laden with malicious software. Anyone looking for the latest videos or pictures could end up with a malware-ridden computer instead of just trendy content.

McAfee research found that searching for the latest Cameron Diaz pictures and downloads yields a ten percent chance of landing on a website that’s tested positive for online threats, such as spyware, adware, spam, phishing, viruses and other malware.

Fans searching for “Cameron Diaz” or “Cameron Diaz and downloads,” “Cameron Diaz and screen savers,” “Cameron Diaz and wallpaper,” “Cameron Diaz and photos” and “Cameron Diaz and videos” are at risk of running into online threats designed to steal personal information. Clicking on these risky sites and downloading files like photos, videos or screensavers exposes surfers or consumers to the risk of downloading the viruses and malware.

The 2nd place of the most dangerous celeb names holds Julia Roberts followed by Jessica Biel.

Yesterday McAfee made even bigger headlines, when Intel announced that they acquire McAfee for close to $8 billion.

 

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