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Cheryl Cole Named Riskiest Celebrity when Searched Online

McAfee, in its 8th yearly issue of the greatest perilous stars online, describes Cheryl Cole, referred to as sexy X-factor judge, as that celebrity who's most risky during online search within United Kingdom, published mirror.co.uk dated October 2, 2014.

Cole known for her beautiful singing and who following her marriage is now named Cheryl Fernandez-Versini came in the top slot of McAfee's Most Dangerous Celebrities list overtaking Jessie J and Daniel Radcliffe who hitherto occupied the top positions.

Cole's admirers within UK searching with keywords "Cheryl Cole mp4s" or "Cheryl Cole downloads" may at the rate of 15% end up on a website labeled as containing malware, viruses, spam or spyware, states McAfee.

The company further reports that Web-surfers hunting for Jimmy Kimmel the popular comedian of USA have 19.38% possibility of reaching sites having adware, spyware, virus, phishing, spam or some other malicious software.

Closely following Kimmel is Armin van Buuren music producer and DJ with 19.33% as well as Ciara, popular singer with 19.31% on No.3 among the search results leading onto malevolent sites.

There are other celebrities on the list for e.g. Flo Rida, Britney Spears, Bon Jovi and Christina Aguilera with 18.89%, 18.19%, 17.64% and 16.67% respectively.

Notably, according to Product Manager Samantha Humphries-Swift in McAfee Labs, with people ardently wishing to get most recent celebrity information, there are great chances they'll get victimized with cyber-crime. Dailymail.co.uk published this, October 1, 2014.

Humphries-Swift contends that the majority of Web-surfers don't realize that they can confront tremendous security risk while hunting for celebrity pictures/movies online. However, Internet crooks can exploit people's keenness to have access to latest celebrity news thus taking them onto websites which download badware onto their computers while steal personal data.

Believably, tactics of this sort wherein end-users are lured towards following a web-link -called phishing- may've been included in the hack which had resulted in numerous nude celebrity pictures being posted onto Internet forums.

Consequently, McAfee cautions against free downloads which bear the greatest chances of viruses when hunted for online, and recommends persisting to authorized sites, while not disclosing private details requested through text message or e-mail.

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