The Most Dangerous Celebrity on the Web

Jessica bielAccording to Internet security company McAfee, Actress Jessica Biel is the most ‘dangerous’ celebrity on the Web. An online search involving her name is most likely to lead you to a Web site with spyware, viruses and other malware. She has overtaken Brad Pitt, who last year was the most dangerous celebrity to search on the Internet.

If you search for “Jessica Biel,” “Jessica Biel photos,” “Jessica Biel videos” and “Jessica Biel screensavers”, you have a one in five chance of landing at a Web site that will attempt to install malware into your PC. “Cybercriminals are star watchers too – they latch onto popular celebrities to encourage the download of malicious software in disguise,” said Jeff Green, senior vice president of McAfee Avert Labs.

I know that Jessica is very popular, but I’ still surprised. I thought it would be someone like Angelina Jolie or Megan Fox. However, the 27 year old actress is the new number one ‘dangerous’ celebrity. Beyonce and Jennifer Aniston make up the top three, followed by football star Tom Brady, Jessica Simpson, supermodel Gisele Bundchen and Miley Cyrus. Angelina Jolie and Megan Fox tie for number eight and singer Ashley Tisdale is in ninth place. Brad Pitt fell from first place last year to tenth place.

My suggestion is, do not search for any of these celebrities, but if you must, keep your antivirus and antispyware software up to date and use a firewall.

Just to compare: President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are much safer to search. They rank number 34 and 39 respectively :)

Source: McAfee and

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