Heidi Klum: Most dangerous celeb on cyberspace

Grace Robinson
16 September, 2011
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Supermodel Heidi Klum is the most dangerous celebrity to search for on the web, according to security group McAfee.

In its fifth year, The McAfee Most Dangerous Celebrities list reveals the riskiest star athletes, musicians, politicians, comedians and Hollywood stars on the web. This year, results show that models and movie are more likely to land you in hot water.

Cybercriminals frequently use the names of high-profile celebrities as bait to lure traffic to sites containing malicious software.

“While slightly safer than last year, searching for top celebrities continues to generate risky results,” said McAfee web security research director Paula Greve.

According to McAfee, searching for Heidi Klum pictures or videos puts you at a one-in-10 chance of landing on a malicious site. Klum knocks Cameron Diaz off the precarious perch. The full list is:

1. Heidi Klum

2. Cameron Diaz

3. Piers Morgan

4. Jessica Biel

5. Katherine Heigl

6. Mila Kuni

7. Anna Paquin

8. Adriana Lima

9. Scarlett Johansson

10. Emma Stone, Brad Pitt and Rachel McAdams

As for hazardous Aussie celebs in cyberspace, Nicole Kidman has topped the Australian list for the second year in a row with nine per cent of websites testing positive for online threats. Naomi Watts came in second and Rose Byrne placed third.

The Australian Top 10 is:

1. Nicole Kidman

2. Naomi Watts

3. Rose Byrne

4. Elle Macpherson

5. Chris Hemsworth

6. Heath Ledger

7. Steve Irwin

8. Delta Goodrem

9. Keith Urban

10. Dannii Minogue

For full details of McAfee’s global report click here.

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