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Googling these celebs can land you in trouble!

Last updated on: August 20, 2010 15:37 IST

Googling these celebs can land you in trouble!

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Actress Cameron Diaz has topped software security firm McAfee's Most Dangerous Celebrity poll, which is about the most likely search terms to generate malware-ridden results, reports CBS News.

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2. Julia Roberts

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The chance of encountering an infected website or file is higher when searching for actors like Julia Roberts, and models than for politicians.

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3.Jessica Biel

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This reflects the calculation by virus writers that people are more likely to search for videos and pictures of entertainment celebrities like Jessica Biel on the Internet than their favorite Harry Reid YouTube appearance.

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4. Gisele Bundchen

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"This year, the search results for celebrities are safer than they've been in previous years, but there are still dangers when searching online," Dave Marcus, security researcher for McAfee Labs said.

So if you want to Google the name of this Brazilian model, you should be prepared for the consequences.

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5. Brad Pitt

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He also said that while consumers are getting smarter about searching online, 'cybercriminals are getting sneakier in their techniques. Now they're hiding malicious content in 'tiny' places like shortened URLs that can spread virally in social networking sites and Twitter, instead of on websites and downloads.'

So searching for Jolie's partner may land you in a whole lot of trouble.

 


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The others

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The other celebrities who managed to be among the top ten are:

Adriana Lima (6), Jennifer Love Hewitt/Nicole Kidman (7), Tom Cruise (8), Heidi Klum/Penelope Cruz (9) and Anna Paquin (10).

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