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McAfee Says Katrina Kaif Rules Malware-Prone Celebrity Names’ List

With 10.26% possibility of making users plunge into a trap of spam websites, Bollywood actor Katrina Kaif's name has appeared as ruling the list of most unsafe celebrity-related keywords in the Indian web space, according to internet security firm McAfee's latest report 'Most Dangerous Indian Celebrity'.

Citing the McAfee's report, the Economic Times on November 23, 2011 reported that model-turned-actor Deepika Padukone is the second dodgiest celebrity. There are 10% chances that the internet search for her would take users to malicious sites.

Bebo aka Kareena Kapoor, the winner of six filmfare awards, is the third most dangerous celeb. There are 9.8% chances that users can get into a trap of spam websites while searching for the lady love of Saif Ali Khan, who is at the fourth position (8.24% possibility) in the list.

While John Abraham enjoys the fifth position with 8.07% risk percentile, Priyanka Chopra rests at the sixth rank with 8% possibility.

Former Miss World and the world's most beautiful woman Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is the seventh most dangerous celebrity.

Besides these, Bipasha Basu, Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan are also part of the list, occupying the eighth, ninth and tenth position, respectively.

Observing the report's findings, McAfee India Senior Director Venkatasubrahmanyam Krishnapur said that in India, where people are crazy about Bollywood actors, cybercriminals discover it very easy and profitable to use the superstars' names for attracting people to malevolent software loaded websites, the moneycontrol.com reported on November 24, 2011.

Nonetheless, the experts held the view that Internet search is gaining popularity in terms of films and movie stars. Much research for luring customers in this context is also not required as most of the content is available online. Hence, cyber criminals find out ways of making a profit through advertisements or via hacking their computers and stealing all their personal details.

According to Paula Greve, the Director of web security research at McAfee, the online hunt for top celebs keeps on producing dangerous results. She advised that the users should be alert of spiteful content that could hide in edited URLs which can circulate via social networking sites, or e-mails or friends' text messages.

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