Internet searches for Emma Watson have a 12.6% chance of returning a malware site. This is according to the latest research from the anti-virus software company McAfee. Criminals know people are looking for gossip, pictures, and movies of these celebrities and create malware sites to trap unsuspecting users. Other celebrities on the top ten list include Jessica Biel, Eva Mendes, Selena Gomez, and Halle Berry.
Be careful when searching for celebrity gossip:
- Make sure you have up-to-date anti-virus software
- Stay away from lesser known or brand new gossip sites
- Check the URL of the site for misspellings leading to malware sites. For example, a link supposedly for tmz.com could really be for tmz.com.abcd.com
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