These Are the 10 Most Dangerous Celebrities to Search Online
The Internet strikes again! You may think you’re just harmlessly Googling a celeb’s name, but cybercriminals may be targeting you via that star. McAfee created a 2012 list of the “most dangerous celebrities” to search online and Harry Potter actress Emma Watson was declared the most dangerous. (Hermione? Who knew?)
So don’t go searching for things like "Emma Watson and nude pictures" or "Emma Watson and busted" because those searches have been given a 1-in-8 chance of landing on a site that has tested positive for viruses and other malicious software.
"It goes without saying that we are a celebrity-obsessed culture. We hyper-focus on their lives, what they look like, what they're doing," said Robert Siciliano, McAfee’s online security expert (via L.A. Times). "Currently Emma Watson is one of those people that criminals have determined is a good target, based on the demographics of those who pay attention to her."