Emma Watson is Awarded as Riskiest Celebrity by McAfee
Actress Emma Watson, 22, is the most "hazardous" celebrity making rounds in the internet. The "Harry Potter" starrer is regularly utilized by cyber crooks towards executing computer viruses, malware or malicious software. Her personal traits of being charming and pleasant should not distract one before downloading "Emma" links from the internet, warns McAfee in its last updates of annual report as the most hazardous online actress.
The outcome of the study by McAfee declares that the celebrity stood first in the list because the celebrity sometime attacked to employ cyber attacks on PC's and laptops. According to the security firm's data, a search for Emma Watson runs a 12.6% chance of returning a link to a malware website.
As the Emma is the major "hazardous" celebrity to launch online searches, one risks a one-out of eight chances of being trapped in a cyber assail as you wanted to know her outfit on the red carpet.
Emma Watson conducts a list of further celebrities who have either made or reached at the topmost McAfee list in the past. In 2011, Heidi Klum, ex-wife of Seal, had the fate of being remembered as the most unsafe celebrity for cyber searches.
Watson left all female top 10 list of dangerous celebrities for search. Jessica Biel, Eva Mendes, Selena Gomez, Shakira, Halle Berry, Megan Fox, Salma Hayez, Cameron Diaz, and Sofia Vergara are the other 9 dangerous female celebrities.
Further, since McAfee started questioning its risky celebs list six years ago. 2012 notices for the first time no one sufficed to secure the first ten positions. Also, the sole male presence in the list of top 20 of McAfee was a talk show hosting Jimmy Kimmel.
Cyber crooks takes the advantage of any gossips about celebrities and executes malicious websites thus loaded them with spyware, adware, viruses, or phishing attempts. Normally, celebrities are chosen depending on the recent gossip and news. But McAfee alerts them not to remain the same case.
For instance, missing from this year's list of top 50 most hazardous stars include Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, who were of recent separated. Twilight stars and the actual pair Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart also don't make top 50 despite last recent scandal, the security firm concluded.
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