15 most dangerous celebrity searches
While searching the Web for the latest celebrity news and photos may be your favorite Internet pastime,
it can also potentially lead to some unintended pain.
That's because some people use the popularity of celebrity searches on the Web to lure unsuspecting surfers to their sites,
where they then unleash their viruses, spyware, spam, and other threats.
Computer security company McAfee released its third annual list of the celebrities whose searches lead to the highest percentage
of risk-laden websites. Here are the 16 celebrities (with two tied for a single spot) that comprise McAfee's riskiest celebrity searches:
15. Kim Kardashian
14. Lindsay Lohan
12. Britney Spears
11. Reese Witherspoon
10. Brad Pitt
9. Ashley Tisdale
8. Angelina Jolie & Megan Fox (Tie)
7. Miley Cyrus
6. Gisele Bundchen
5. Jessica Simpson
4. Tom Brady
3. Jennifer Aniston
1. Jessica Biel
The 27-year-old actress topped the list. McAfee reports that searchers for downloads, videos, photographs, and screensavers of Biel have a one-in-five chance of leading to a site containing a virus.
"When 'Jessica Biel screensavers' was searched, almost half of the sites were identified as containing malicious downloads with spyware, adware, and potential viruses," McAfee reports.