Friday, August 20, 2010
And now for some celebrity news.
Yes â€“ this trio of American actresses top the list of most dangerous celebrities in cyberspace, according to Internet security company McAfee.
McAfee research found that searching for the latest Cameron Diaz pictures and downloads yields a 10 percent chance of landing on a website thatâ€™s tested positive for online threats, such as spyware, adware, spam, phishing, viruses and other malware.
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 designed to steal their personal information, the study revealed.
McAfee noted that while consumers are getting smarter about searching online, cybercriminals are getting sneakier in their techniques. Dave Marcus, security researcher for McAfee Labs, says:
In case you were wondering, three of Victoriaâ€™s Secret top models are among the top 10 this year. Searching for downloads of Gisele BÃ¼ndchen (#4), Adriana Lima (#6), and Heidi Klum (#9) can result in landing on a high percentage of risky sites.
Check out I.I.I. information on identity theft.