Emma Watson named ‘most dangerous’ search

Harry Potter star Emma Watson was recently named by McAfee as the most dangerous celebrity to search for. What does this mean? McAfee explains:

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.  As the sophistication and expectations of consumers with respect to their online experience has increased, so has the level and ability to deliver malware either by malvertising, exploiting the user’s browser without their awareness, or masking malicious URLs behind shortened URLs.

So how can you avoid being at risk? Apart from downloading virus detecting software such as McAfee, savvy internet searching helps. Look at URLs before clicking on links. Do they seem reputable? Also, try subscribing to reputable sites such as:

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