Emma Watson Has Replaced Heidi Klum As McAfee's 2012 Most Dangerous Celebrity


SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE) Emma Watson has replaced Heidi Klum as McAfee's 2012 best alarming celebrity to look for online. For the sixth year in a row, McAfee researched accepted culture’s best acclaimed bodies to acknowledge the riskiest Hollywood actors, athletes, musicians, politicians, designers, and comedians on the Web. The McAfee Best Alarming CelebritiesTM abstraction begin that women are added alarming than men with Jessica Biel demography the cardinal two atom and Eva Mendes advancing in third. Latina women accept accurate that they are on blaze and accomplish up bristles of the top
ten spots. After Mendes, Selena Gomez, Shakira and Salma Hayek booty the fourth, seventh and ninth atom and Sofia Vergara circuit out the top 10 list. Funnyman Jimmy Kimmel is the alone macho to accomplish the top 20 account this year.

Cybercriminals chase the latest trends, generally application the names of accepted celebrities to allurement bodies to sites that are absolutely burdened with awful software that are advised to abduct passwords and claimed information. Anyone attractive for the latest videos or files to download could end up with a malware-ridden computer forth with the contemporary content. This year, looking for a celebrity name with “free downloads” and “nude pictures” as allotment of the look appellation resulted in the accomplished aftereffect of chancy sites.

“In today’s celebrity culture, consumers apprehend to be able to go online to bolt up with the latest photos, videos, tweets, and belief about their admired celebrities. Due to the affluence of the abstracts and the aerial interaction, generally times consumers balloon the risks that they are demography by beat on the links,” said Paula Greve, administrator of web aegis analysis at McAfee. “As the composure and expectations of consumers with account to their online acquaintance has increased, so has the akin and adeptness to bear malware either by malvertising, base the user’s browser after their awareness, or appearance awful URLs abaft beneath URLs.”

Emma Watson Searches Yield About a One-in-Eight Adventitious of Landing on a Awful Site

Fans looking for “Emma Watson and chargeless downloads,” “Emma Watson and nude pictures,” “Emma Watson and fakes,” and “Emma Watson and busted” are at accident of active into online threats advised to abduct claimed information. Beat on these chancy sites and downloading files like pictures and videos exposes surfers or consumers to the accident of downloading bacilli and malware.

McAfee analysis begin that looking for the latest Emma Watson pictures and downloads yields added than a 12.6% adventitious of landing on a website that has activated absolute for online threats, such as spyware, adware, spam, phishing, bacilli and added malware.

The abstraction uses McAfee® SiteAdvisor® armpit ratings, which announce which sites are chancy to look for celebrity names on the Web and account an all-embracing accident percentage. The top 10 celebrities from this year’s abstraction with the accomplished percentages of accident are:
Emma Watson – Best accepted for her role as Hermione Granger in the “Harry Potter” franchise, the British extra acme the account as the 2012 Best Alarming Celebrity. Watson continues to brilliant in affection films including “My Week with Marilyn” and “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” and is an agent for Lancôme.
Jessica Biel – The 2009 Best Alarming Celebrity rose two spots this year from advancing in at cardinal 4 in 2011. Biel continues to be in the spotlight with fiancée Justin Timberlake and her role in 2012’s “Total Recall.”
Eva Mendes – A new accession to the list, Mendes has starred in films including “2 Fast 2 Furious” and “Hitch.” She is currently in the account for her casting with Ryan Gosling.
Selena Gomez – The amid artist and extra is best accepted for her role as Alex Russo on Disney’s “Wizards of Waverly Place” and for dating boyhood babyish Justin Bieber. She has been casting in the accessible blur “Parental Guidance Suggested” and was afresh called one of Forbes’ Top 10 Best Social Media Superstars.
Halle Berry – The Academy Award acceptable extra is acclaimed for her angle out roles in action and abhorrence films including “Catwoman” and “Gothika”. Berry is in the spotlight for her aegis action with babyish amoroso Gabriel Aubry.
Megan Fox – The adult extra rose 9 spots compared to her cardinal 15 atom aftermost year. She is currently in the account for her abundance with bedmate Brian Austin Blooming and will be apparent in the accessible blur “This is 40”.
Shakira – The belly-dancing singer/songwriter best accepted for her songs “Hips Don’t Lie” and “Whenever, Wherever” comes in at cardinal 7. She was afresh called one of Forbes’ World’s Best Powerful Women and was ranked cardinal 6 on Forbes’ Top 10 Best Social Media Superstars.
Cameron Diaz – 2010’s Best Alarming Celebrity fell to eighth place, with searches consistent in hardly beneath chancy sites this year. She was best afresh in the spotlight for allegedly dating Alex Rodriguez. She is accounted to brilliant in “Expendables 3.”
Salma Hayek – The actress, ambassador and administrator accustomed an Academy Award for her role as Frida Kahlo in “Frida” and afresh starred in “Savages.” She is currently in the account for her arguable animadversion about her Mexican ancestry in a Vogue interview. She is affiliated to billionaire François-Henri Pinault.
Sofia Vergara – The Columbian extra and archetypal best accepted for her comedic role as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett on ABC’s Emmy Award acceptable “Modern Family” circuit out the top 10 list. She additionally starred in the “The Three Stooges” blur this year and was afresh called one of Forbes’ World’s Best Powerful Women and accomplished paid TV actress. She afresh appear her assurance to agent Nick Loeb.

Searching for Latinas is Risky

Eva Mendes (No. 3), Selena Gomez (No. 4), Shakira (No. 7), Salma Hayek (No. 9), and Sofia Vergara (No. 10) accomplish up 5 of the top 10 best alarming celebrities on the list.

Women are Added Alarming Than Men

Jimmy Kimmel (No. 13) is the alone man to accomplish the top 20, with Piers Morgan and Brad Pitt bottomward off of the account from No. 3 and No. 10 respectively.

Beware of the Supermodel

Three supermodels accept fabricated the top 20 account this year. Looking for downloads of Elle Macpherson (No. 16), Bar Refaeli (No. 17), and Kate Upton (No. 20) can aftereffect in landing on a chancy site.

Musicians are Not Safe

Young changeable artists are absolutely a draw to malware and chancy websites. Selena Gomez (No. 4), Shakira (No. 7), and Taylor Swift (No. 15) all rank in the top 20.

Headlines Don’t Equate to Risk

Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, Kristen Stewart, and Robert Pattinson were all absent from this year’s top 50 account admitting the publicity surrounding the Cruise-Holmes annulment and the Stewart-Pattinson cheating scandal.

“Hot movies and TV shows, awards and industry accolades assume to be added of a agency than headline-grabbing activity,” said Greve. “Still, looking for any celebrity can accompany up chancy sites and the accessible should use attention by not beat on any folio that looks suspicious.”

From One Year to Another

Heidi Klum, Piers Morgan, Mila Kunis, Katherine Heigl, Anna Paquin, Adriana Lima Scarlett Johansson, Brad Pitt, Emma Stone, and Rachel McAdams accept all alone out of this year’s top 10 account (Pitt, Stone, and McAdams angry for No. 10 aftermost year).

Tips to Stay Protected:

    Beware of agreeable that prompts you to download annihilation afore accouterment you with content. You may demand to opt to watch alive videos or download agreeable from an accustomed site, such as Hulu, Netflix, NBC, or ABCtv.
    Chargeless downloads are decidedly the accomplished virus-prone look terms. Anyone looking for videos or files to download should be accurate as not to absolve malware on their computer.
    Since best bodies use a array of accessories to look for celebrities, be abiding you accept up to date, absolute aegis for all of your devices. It’s important to accept protection, such as McAfee® All Access, on all Internet-enabled devices, including PCs, Macs, smartphones, tablets and netbooks.
    A adulatory adaptation of SiteAdvisor software can be downloaded at www.siteadvisor.com.

For Added Information:

    To apprentice added about the analysis and the risks of looking for celebrities, go to
        Web folio - www.mcafee.com/most-dangerous-celebrities
        Blog - https://blogs.mcafee.com/consumer/family-safety/dangerous-celebrity-2012
        Blog - https://blogs.mcafee.com/consumer/identity-theft/celebrities-are-lures
    To abide the conversation, chase @McAfee on Twitter and cheep your thoughts with the hashtag #riskyceleb.
    Web surfers should appointment the McAfee Aegis Advice Center and Facebook folio at www.facebook.com/mcafee for advice on the latest threats, and tips on surfing safely.

About McAfee SiteAdvisor technology

McAfee SiteAdvisor technology protects users from awful websites and browser exploits. SiteAdvisor technology tests and ante about every trafficked armpit on the Internet and uses red, chicken and blooming icons to announce the website’s accident level.

SiteAdvisor armpit ratings are created by application patented avant-garde technology to conduct automatic website tests SiteAdvisor software works with Internet Explorer and Firefox.

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