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11-23-2011, 09:36 PM #1
Is Katrina Kaif the most dangerous celebrity?
This may be a warning sign as clicking on the names of your favourite stars could end up crashing your Computer.
Confused? Well, clicking on Katrina Kaif’s name may be dangerous as, she has been named as the dangerous celebrity.
Reportedly, cyber criminals often use the name of celebrities to lure people to sites that are full of malicious software.
So, better be careful when you search for your favourite celebrity on social networking platforms!...being a human...
11-24-2011, 08:22 AM #2
Katrina most 'dangerous celeb' in cyber space!
Bollywood actor Katrina Kaif's name has emerged on top among the most dangerous celebrity-related key words in the Indian cyber space that expose computers to malicious software, according to a report for internet security company McAfee.
The company researched through popular cultures and famous people including sportsmen, actors and politicians across the web to reveal the Most Dangerous Indian Celebrity.
Actresses Deepika Padukone and Kareena Kapoor took the next two spots after Katrina.
Commenting on the findings of the report, the senior director of McAfee India, Venkatasubrahmanyam Krishnapur said that 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," he said.
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 information.
"Searching for top celebrities continues to generate risky results," said Paula Greve, director of web security research at McAfee.
"Consumers should be particularly aware of malicious content hiding in tiny places like shortened URLs (uniform resource locators) that can spread virally in social networking sites, or through e-mails and text messages from friends," she added
The study for "Most Dangerous Celebrity" used the McAfee SiteAdvisor site ratings which indicated the sites that were risky to search for celebrity names on the web and calculated an overall risk percentage.
The other Indian celebrities who followed the three leading ladies were actors Saif Ali Khan, John Abraham, Amir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and actresses Priyanka Chopra, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Bipasha Basu.
11-24-2011, 11:54 PM #3In the Indian cyber space, it is learnt that Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif and Deepika Paadukone are the most dangerous celebrities.
Says the Senior Director, McAfee India, Venkatasubrahmanyam Krishnapur, “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.”
He added: “This year’s study found movie stars top the ‘Most Dangerous’ list, while sports stars and politicians are among the safest.”
On typing hot pictures, free download, screen savers etc, on search engines, many a times you may end up entering malicious websites, containing online threats which can also steal your personal information.
Katrina Kaif has been winning this tittle from the past 3 years. She has topped the list of the ‘Most Dangerous’ celeb in the year 2009 and 2010, too. And this year, she’s a clear winner yet again.
The top 10 on the ‘Most Dangerous’ list:
1. Katrina Kaif
2. Deepika Padukone
3. Kareena Kapoor
4. Saif Ali Khan
5. John Abraham
6. Priyanka Chopra
7. Aishwarya Rai
8. Bipasha Basu
9. Aamir Khan
10. Shahrukh Khan...being a human...