Emma Watson named “Most Dangerous Celebrity”

Emma Watson has been named the most dangerous celebrity to search for online for  by technology security company McAfee. It seems fans searching for pictures of Emma had a 12.6 per cent change of landing on a website that tried to download a virus or steal personal information. Paula Greve, director of web security research at McAfee said in a statement: “In today’s celebrity culture, consumers expect to be able to go online to catch up with the latest photos, videos, tweets, and stories about their favorite celebrities. Due to the richness of the data and the high interaction, often times consumers forget the risks that they are taking by clicking on the links.” Jessica Biel, Eva Mendes, Selena Gomez and Halle Berry rounded out the top five on the newly-released list. Strangely, the top 20 only includes one male – Jimmy Kimmel in 13th place. Last year’s most dangerous celebrity search was Heidi Klum, who didn’t even make it into the top 10 this year.

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  1. Suneagle • September 13, 2012 @ 9:18 AM

    You know all these people with absolutely fantastic knowledge to understanding computers and write these programs you guys should be working with us not agaisnt us. There is enough propaganda out there and enough control by the top elites that having you guys to worry about isn’t really fair. C’mon guys. Use your skill not for ego selfish reasons and instead try to over turn the idealistic evil twisted agendas of the secrete societies that build them and try to run us and this country to shit! Use your skill to find the truth in data banks that hold real information on 911 and such files that contain truth about what’s really in our foods, drinking water and medicine including vaccines. Try to find out why America lost TRILLIONS of dollars on of shore accounts (as they say) and like wise why Canada is in such a deficit. Thats where your skills will truely make a difference and set you apart from all the rest.

  2. Superwoman • September 13, 2012 @ 9:25 AM

    I don’t think she was the right pick for Perks. I get that she’s popular so it makes sense to attach viruses to links featuring her, but I just don’t see what’s so great about her.

  3. John • September 13, 2012 @ 2:35 PM

    Two words “Superwoman”…HARRY POTTER!! Duhhhh

  4. D • September 13, 2012 @ 3:01 PM

    totally agree with Suneagle

  5. wh33t • September 13, 2012 @ 3:34 PM

    @ Suneagle … They do it for money. The same reason everyone else exploits everyone else. The same reason you’ll shop at Walmart instead of buying local. The same reason you’ll go buy a new iPod every time Apple releases a new one instead of being content with your old one. The same reason you buy Nike clothing even though you know it’s manufactured with child labour. The same reason you’ll go buy gasoline from a war torn country. We’re all the same, we’re all greedy and want our comforts, however some of us are a lot more talented at the game and having much bigger comforts they can afford.

  6. Hailey • September 13, 2012 @ 3:57 PM

    good headline!! totally pulled me in to read this article. But i love Emma Watson! <3

  7. Amanda • September 13, 2012 @ 4:42 PM

    I think she’s great, but thank god I’ve never searched for pics of her!

  8. C-Dub • September 13, 2012 @ 5:48 PM

    Suneagle=I agree.
    Seriously, find these hackers and pay them money to put them in think tanks to help the world instead of having them cause issues whilst they sit on their a$$es and eat cheesey poofs while multi-tasking playing vid games and playing with themselves.

    Put them to good use and fix the worlds issues.

  9. ... • September 13, 2012 @ 7:20 PM

    Suneagle, you make a good point. They should be using their powers for good, not evil. But at the same time, you have to realize that these people are JUST like all the people you want them to stop…they’re in it for the money and the power. They don’t care about people like you and me. The world is just a messed up place. There will alwayssss be corruption

  10. ... • September 13, 2012 @ 7:21 PM

    I have to admit, whoever came up with the idea to do this is a freakin GENIUS!!!!

  11. Snepts • September 14, 2012 @ 2:03 AM

    Don’t see the attraction.

  12. lou • September 19, 2012 @ 9:16 PM

    Suneagle? The reason Canada is in a deficit is due to one thing: FRENCHIFICATION. The government covers up the BILLIONS it costs us EVERY SINGLE YEAR to appears a whopping 5% of the population outside o one racist province. That’s the short version.

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