McAfee’ list of most dangerous names on the web


If you think you’re the only one who’s keeping up to date with the latest and hottest stars to hit Hollywood, think again.

Apparently, cybercriminals also spend a lot of time reading gossips and finding out whose the most popular. But they’re reason for this weird strange unusual action is far different than yours.

You see, according to Jeff Green, a McAfee senior vice president, “Cybercriminals are star watchers too — they latch onto popular celebrities to encourage the download of malicious software in disguise.”

McAfee, the anti-virus software maker has released its third annual list of the most dangerous names to search on the web. So who’s on top of the riskiest celebrities to Google (or Yahoo or Bing or whatever search engine you use)? Justin’s lady love, Jessica Biel. McAfee reports that if try to search Jessica Biel screensavers, almost half of those available for downloads contain malware.

Here’s the rest of those celebrity names you’d have to be careful when searching:

2. Beyonce
3. Jennifer Aniston
4. Tom Brady
5. Jessica Simpson
6. Gisele Bundchen
7. Miley Cyrus
8. Megan Fox, Angelina Jolie (tie)
9. Ashley Tisdale
10. Brad Pitt (he was first last year)
11. Reese Witherspoon
12. Britney Spears
13. Rihanna
14. Lindsay Lohan
15. Kim Kardashian