Caution: Searching For Jessica Biel May Be Dangerous To Your Computer’s Health
Danger, thy name is Jessica Biel!
No, we’re not turning Search Engine Land into a celebrity gossip blog … we’re talking about the risks of searching online for certain celebrities. And, according to a McAfee report issued today, Jessica Biel is the most dangerous celebrity on the web, passing last year’s master of search disaster, Brad Pitt.
McAfee explains the risks involved in being a search engine-using fan of Jessica Biel:
“Fans searching for “Jessica Biel” or “Jessica Biel downloads,” “Jessica Biel wallpaper,” “Jessica Biel screen savers,” “Jessica Biel photos” and “Jessica Biel videos” have a one in five chance of landing at a Web site that’s tested positive for online threats, such as spyware, adware, spam, phishing, viruses and other malware.”
Here’s the full top ten, according to McAfee’s study:
- Jessica Biel
- Jennifer Aniston
- Tom Brady
- Jessica Simpson
- Gisele Bundchen
- Miley Cyrus
- Megan Fox & Angelina Jolie (tie)
- Ashley Tisdale
- Brad Pitt
This the third consecutive year McAfee has surveyed the danger associated with using celebrity names when searching online. It’s similar to, but more specific than McAfee’s report a couple months ago that detailed the web’s riskiest search terms overall.
(Jessica Biel image provided by McAfee.)
(Some images used under license from Shutterstock.com.)
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