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Cameron Diaz Tops Riskiest Celebrity Searches

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Cameron Diaz Tops Riskiest Celebrity Searches – Every year, McAfee releases their list of the most dangerous celebrities. This year, the biggest security risk on the web is Cameron Diaz. Malicious threats often pray on hot web topics in an effort to target as many people as possible.
Through targeting celebrities, they are able to reach a wide audience of people who are not very computer-savvy and are able to use that for personal gain. If you do an online search for Cameron Diaz, you have a 10% chance of infecting your computer in some insidious way.

“Cybercriminals often use the names of popular celebrities to lure people to sites that are actually laden with malicious software. Anyone looking for the latest videos or pictures could end up with a malware-ridden computer instead of just trendy content,” McAfee said in a statement.

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A press release also shares information from a number of other antivirus and web security companies that have made an effort to determine what search terms present the biggest problems for users. As the hackers become more inventive in the ways that they infect computers, combined with the common use of “shortened” urls for social networking services, it can be harder to protect yourself than you think.

These malicious attacks are not limi9ted to pop culture, and also target a variety of other popular terms in hopes of luring unknowing web browsers into downloading their potentially dangerous software. Remember to always listen to the advice of your security software in order to avoid infecting your computer.

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