Antivirus software manufacturer McAfee has indicated that Cameron Diaz is this year’s most dangerous celebrity to search for online — that is, doing a search for her name leads to more malicious, malware-laden sites than any other. Feel free to make a joke about which celebrity you were expecting to be most virus-ridden. Business Wire reports:
McAfee research found that searching for the latest Cameron Diaz pictures and downloads yields a ten percent chance of landing on a website that’s tested positive for online threats, such as spyware, adware, spam, phishing, viruses and other malware.
Fans searching for “Cameron Diaz” or “Cameron Diaz and downloads,” “Cameron Diaz and screen savers,” “Cameron Diaz and wallpaper,” “Cameron Diaz and photos” and “Cameron Diaz and videos” are at risk of running into online threats designed to steal personal information. Clicking on these risky sites and downloading files like photos, videos or screensavers exposes surfers or consumers to the risk of downloading the viruses and malware.