Beware of celebrities

Aug. 27, 2009

Be careful the next time you decide to surf the web for news about your favorite celebrities, that is if you value your personal information.

Anti-virus software firm McAfee released its third annual list of the riskiest celebrities to search for online this week, and as you might expect, It is packed with the usual lineup of A-list stars. Cyber criminals will often use the name of these celebrities to con unwitting victims into downloading malicious software onto their computers.

Dethroning Brad Pitt from the number one spot in this year's list is actress Jessica Biel. The rest of McAfee's top 10 is as follows:

  • 2. Beyonce
  • 3. Jennifer Aniston
  • 4. Tom Brady
  • 5. Jessica Simpson
  • 6. Gisele Bundchen (Brady's wife)
  • 7. Miley Cyrus
  • 8. Megan Fox and Angelina Jolie
  • 9. Ashley Tisdale
  • 10. Brad Pitt