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Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Most Dangerous Search: Cameron Diaz

From an LA Times Blog Post:

Searching for “Cameron Diaz” brings bad news — in the form of risky sites — in one of every 10 search results, according to McAfee’s Most Dangerous Celebrities study. Make the search terms “Cameron Diaz” and “screensavers,” and that 10% chance of danger almost doubles. The “Knight and Day” star replaces last year’s No. 1, Jessica Biel.

“Cybercriminals follow the same hot topics as consumers and create traps based on the latest trends,” said McAfee security sleuth Dave Marcus. Viruses and malware, often designed to steal personal information, lie in wait for users who download photos, videos or screensavers from malicious sites.
Access the complete McAfee Malware report and list.

“This year, the search results for celebrities are safer than they’ve been in previous years, but there are still dangers when searching online,” said Dave Marcus, security researcher for McAfee Lab…Now they’re hiding malicious content in ‘tiny’ places like shortened URLs that can spread virally in social networking sites and Twitter, instead of on websites and downloads.”

Others On the Celebrity List Include:
  • Julia Roberts
  • Jessica Biel
  • Gisele B√ľndchen
  • Brad Pitt
  • Adriana Lima
  • Jennifer Love Hewitt
  • Nicole Kidman
  • Tom Cruise
  • Heidi Klum
  • Penelope Cruz
  • Anna Paquin
Let’s be careful out there

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