How to Protect Yourself Online From Cameron Diaz
Recall a couple weeks ago, when we told you how most Americans spent their time online?
Well, in case your “other” time consists of googling your favorite celebrities, make sure you read this entire article.
It’s almost a Public Service Announcement really.
Thanks For The Heads Up, McAfee
Every year, McAfee, one of the internet’s most popular anti-virus programs, posts a list of ‘dangerous celebrities.’
In case you haven’t heard of this before, we do not mean Paris Hilton’s rap sheet, (Three drug related charges in one month? Impressive!) we mean those whose search results are laced with malware and viruses that can damage your computer.
This year, the most dangerous celeb to search for is…Cameron Diaz. Unlike usual articles, where we link you off to a site with more information, this time we will refrain!
Searches for her have increased because of her debatably successful movies released this year, like Knight and Day. Vicious scammers hide the content in links, especially now in social media-friendly shortened links.
If you search for ‘Cameron Diaz’ there is a 10% chance you may click on a malicious link, and if you search ‘Cameron Diaz downloads,’ in the hopes of a sexy downloadable screensaver, you have a 20% chance of clicking into a dangerous site.
Last year’s winner, Jessica Biel, known more for dating Justin Timberlake and being attractive than any acting roles, received the number three spot this year, with an overall 9% chance of landing on a site with virus laden downloads.
Julia Roberts took the second spot, with a 9% risk of searching for her. Searching for Julia Roberts Downloads, however, has a 20% of a dangerous site. Eat, Pray, update your virus software?
Here is a complete list of the top ten most dangerous celebs, FYI. We figure that we mention celebs enough here to add this list for you all. Thanks, McAfee.
2010 Top 10 Dangerous Celebs to Search For On The Web
1. Cameron Diaz
2. Julia Roberts
3. Jessica Biel
4. Gisele Bundchen
5. Brad Pitt
6. Adriana Lima
7. Jennifer Love Hewitt, Nicole Kidman
8. Tom Cruise
9. Heidi Klum, Penelope Cruz
10. Anna Paquin
If you need to know who some of these people are, use a reputable site, and don’t download anything!