And now for some celebrity news.
Yes Ã¢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 thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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:
Now theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re hiding malicious content in Ã¢â‚¬ËœtinyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ places like shortened URLs that can spread virally in social networking sites and Twitter, instead of on websites and downloads.Ã¢â‚¬
In case you were wondering, three of VictoriaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Secret top models are among the top 10 this year. Searching for downloads of Gisele BÃƒ ¼ndchen (#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.