06-09-2010

Diaz - most dangerous celeb online?   

You can always tell when it's summer; news becomes so thin on the ground; thank goodness for security giant McAfee which has released new data detailing which celebrities have the most malicious sites associated with them. Using its extensive web scanning capabilities the vendor has announced its Most Dangerous Celebrities report.
Cameron Diaz tops the list, with research revealing one in ten searches for the star could link to a malicious site. Julia Roberts came second and current Timberlake belle Jessica Biel rounded out the top three.
Despite the slightly dubious nature of the research it nevertheless raises important points about staying safe online. Users must first of course make sure they have some kind of proactive web scanning tools which will block visits to potentially dangerous sites, or even legitimate sites which have become infected, as is increasingly the case. While these tools can be bought as standalones, safe search capabilities can often also be found free of charge in toolbars such as Yahoo. Many paid for Security suites include this feature under a variety of names, including Browser Defender from PC Tools and you can download for free here -http://www.browserdefender.com/
The rest is down to that slightly more intangible and hugely variable factor of common sense, although according to McAfee, users will do well to avoid certain search topics, such as Victoria's Secret models.
Thankfully, as all fans of the teen sensation will be relieved to know, Justin Bieber is relatively 'safe', coming a lowly 46th on McAfee's list.
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