Emma Watson: Most dangerous cyber celebrity

Emma Watson has been revealed as McAfee’s most dangerous cyber celebrity

WRITTEN BY: Kelly Bradley
Emma Watson at the Metropolitan's Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala Benefit
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Emma Watson at the Metropolitan's Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala Benefit

Emma Watson has been deemed McAfee’s 2012 most dangerous celebrity to search for online. Previously in the number one slot was Heidi Klum. Studies show that women are more dangerous than men to search for online. Jessica Biel has nabbed the number two spot while Eva Mendes follows in third.

Latina women have also proved dangerous on the web with Selena Gomez, Shakira, Salma Hayak and Sofia Vergara taking the fourth, seventh, ninth and tenth spots. The only male to make the top twenty list this year is late-show host Jimmy Kimmel.

Anyone searching for these celebrities is more prone to malicious software specifically designed to hack passwords and personal information. Accompanying these celeb’s names with the terms “free downloads” and “nude pictures” could put the user at an even higher risk of acquiring a virus.

According to McAfee research, “searching for the latest Emma Watson pictures and downloads yields more than a 12.6 percent chance of landing on a website that has tested positive for online threats such as spyware, adware, spam, phising, viruses and other malware.”

People searching online for the star using terms such as “Emma Watson and busted” and “Emma Watson and nude pictures” are putting themselves at a high risk of being hacked.

Emma Watson is famously known for her role in the Harry Potter franchise playing the intelligent Hermione Granger in all seven installments. She has recently broken out of that role by starring in feature films including My Week with Marilyn and The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

Searching for pictures of Hermione’s chamber of secrets may not be the best idea for your computer hard drive. The link may in fact be Voldemort in disguise.

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