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10 most dangerous celebrities

10 most dangerous celebrities
McAfee trawled through the web to find out which Hollywood stars and glamorous personalities were the riskiest celebrities in cyberspace. Here are the top ten. (Getty Images)
10 most dangerous celebrities
10. Brad Pitt - This hunky actor topped the list last year but takes a safer tenth spot this time around. Fans searching for ‘Brad Pitt’ or ‘Brad Pitt downloads’ are directed to red and yellow-ranked websites and exposed to security threats. (Getty Images)
10 most dangerous celebrities
9. Ashley Tisdale - The ‘High School Musical’ star is a popular search term when it comes to screensavers, though a number of related websites were found to contain a host of malware-laden downloads.
10 most dangerous celebrities
8. Angelina Jolie - Gorgeous Jolie and delectable Megan Fox both resulted in an equal number of risky download websites. (PRNewsFoto)
10 most dangerous celebrities
7. Miley Cyrus - Cybercriminals are using sites related to Miley Cyrus’ image to link to other harmful sites containing spyware. (PRNewsFoto)
10 most dangerous celebrities
6. Gisele Bundchen - The world’s highest-paid supermodel is a popular target for cybercriminals. A search for ‘Gisele Bundchen photos’ can direct users to red-ranked sites that breach browser security. (PRNewsFoto)
10 most dangerous celebrities
5. Jessica Simpson - Searching for ‘Jessica Simpson videos’ can mislead unsuspecting surfers to sites with potentially damaging downloads. (PRNewsFoto)
10 most dangerous celebrities
4. Tom Brady - The dreamy NFL quarterback seems to attract many fans who want a free download of the athlete in action, but not the Trojan that comes with it, as identified by McAfee. (PlayWorksOnline.com)
10 most dangerous celebrities
3. Jennifer Aniston - More than 40% of the Google search results for ‘Jennifer Aniston screensavers’ contained nasty viruses, including one called the FunLove virus. (PRNewsFoto)
10 most dangerous celebrities
2. Beyoncé - The powerful singer and actress tops the McAfee’s results as the most frequent, highly-ranked celebrity. (Getty Images)
10 most dangerous celebrities
1. Jessica Biel - This leading lady has been crowned the most dangerous celebrity in cyberspace. When ‘Jessica Biel screensavers’ was searched, almost half of the sites were identified as containing malicious downloads with spyware, adware and potential viruses. (Getty Images)