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Celebrity Searches Can Be Hazardous… To Your Computer

August 25, 2009

According to McAfee, Inc., celebrity searches can be hazardous to your computer, containing viruses, spyware, adware, spam and phishing. Actress Jessica Biel has been the top search that has a one in five chance of getting one of these threats to your computer.

“Cybercriminals are star watchers too – they latch onto popular celebrities to encourage the download of malicious software in disguise,” McAfee’s Jeff Green said in a statement.

“Consumers’ obsession with celebrity news and culture is harmless in theory, but one bad download can cause a lot of damage to a computer.”

Other celebrities that may cause a threat to your computer were Beyonce, Jennifer Aniston, Kim Kardashian and Miley Cyrus.

Who would have thought that cybercriminals use celebrities to spread viruses? Just a heads up to everyone to be careful when you search for the latest celebrity news. I stick to 🙂