Cameron Diaz tops list of riskiest celeb searches

August 19, 2010 By JORDAN ROBERTSON , AP Technology Writer
In this July 23, 2010 file photo, US actor Cameron Diaz poses on the red carpet to promote the film 'Knight and Day' in Bordeaux, Southwestern France. If you're looking for Cameron Diaz, Julia Roberts or Jessica Biel online, look out! The movie stars top the latest list of the most dangerous celebrities to search for online, according to new research by computer-security software maker McAfee Inc. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)

(AP) -- If you're looking for Cameron Diaz, Julia Roberts or Jessica Biel online, look out!

The movie stars top the latest list of the most dangerous celebrities to search for online, according to new research by computer-security software maker McAfee Inc.

It's far from an Oscar, but landing atop McAfee's annual list carries a distinction all its own: It means that criminals believe those celebs are the perfect lures to sucker people into visiting malicious websites.

Clicking onto strange sites is sketchy to begin with. But many people do, and their computers get infected. Once a computer is infected, criminals can steal victims' online banking passwords, passwords, and do other kinds of nasty deeds.

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frajo
3.7 / 5 (3) Aug 19, 2010
As always, no mentioning of the vastly differing experience under different operating systems.

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