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A new study highlights which celebrities are associated with the most malicious websites, making them risky search subjects.
October 3, 2018
Many fans of Australian actress Ruby Rose, known for her roles as Batwoman and in "Orange is the New Black," find themselves on malicious websites when they search for her online.
Rose is the "most dangerous celebrity," according to a new McAfee study, which annually researches famous individuals to see who generates the riskiest search results that could send fans to malicious websites. The 2018 study, McAfee's 12th, places reality television star Kristin Cavallari at No. 2, followed by actress Marion Cotillard, actress and original Wonder Woman Lynda Carter, actress Rose Byrne, and "Will and Grace" star Debra Messing (#6).
McAfee's report highlights the risk of clicking malicious links when researching celebrities online, a common practice that cybercriminals often exploit by tricking users into downloading malware or entering their personal information or credentials on malicious websites.
Web users are advised to stick to official websites when researching their favorite stars and musicians, apply system and application updates as they roll out, and browse with security protection. This includes parental controls – after all, kids are fans of celebrities, too.
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