McAfee names Katrina Kaif the most dangerous celebrity in Indian cyber space

Katrina Kaif emerged as the most dangerous celebrity in
the Indian cyber space, followed by Deepika Padukone.

McAfee said that searching for top celebrities continues
to generate risky results. Consumers should be particularly aware of malicious
content hiding in ‘tiny’ places like shortened URLs that can spread virally in
social networking sites, or through e-mails and text messages from friends.

The study for ‘Most Dangerous Celebrity’ used the McAfee
SiteAdvisor site ratings which indicate the sites that are risky to search for
celebrity names on the web and calculate an overall risk percentage. (please
see the complete list below)

“In a celebrity crazy country such as India, cyber
criminals find it very lucrative to use the names of popular figures as
keywords to lure people to websites with malicious software. This year’s study
found movie stars top the most dangerous” list, while sports stars and
politicians are among the safest,” said Venkatasubrahmanyam Krishnapur, senior
director, McAfee India.

Fans looking for results on search engines using strings
such as ‘name of celebrity’ combined with words like ‘free downloads’, -hot
pictures’, ‘screen savers’, and ‘videos’ are at risk of running themselves into
websites with malicious software and online threats designed to steal personal

McAfee security experts urge consumers to surf safely by
using McAfee Total Protection security software, a security suite that offers
consumers anti-virus, anti-spyware, identity and firewall protection, and with
SiteAdvisor, which displays red, yellow or green web safety ratings within
Internet search results pages. 

The top 10 celebrities in India from this year’s study
with the highest risk percentages are:

1.      Katrina Kaif

2.      Deepika Padukone

3.      Kareena

4.      Saif Ali Khan

5.      John Abraham

6.      Priyanka Chopra

7.      Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

8.      Bipasha Basu

9.      Aamir Khan

10.  Shah Rukh Khan

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