September 17, 2013

McAfee: Lily Collins most 'dangerous' celebrity search

The Associated Press

NEW YORK — If you're curious about Lily Collins and head to the Internet to find out, beware – McAfee has ranked the actress as the most dangerous celeb to search for online.

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English actress Lily Collins has been ranked as the most dangerous celebrity to search for online.

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Collins – who starred in movies such as "Mirror, Mirror" and "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" – posed the biggest risk of landing on a malicious site, according the computer security company; last year Emma Watson topped the list.

Female celebrities were the overwhelming lure to malware; Avril Lavigne, Sandra Bullock, Kathy Griffin and Zoe Saldana rounded out the top five; "Mad Men" star Jon Hamm was the only man in the top 10.

A person could be led to malware after doing a general search and clicking on dubious links, but risks increased when searchers added phrases like "free apps" or "nude photos."

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