Thinking about searching for Heidi Klum online? If you do, you might as well say auf wiedersehen to that new PC, says tech security company McAfee.
For the fifth time, McAfee has conducted a study to determine which famous folks are the most dangerous to search for online. Cybercreeps often use the names of these celebs the most to bait consumers into clicking on sites laden with malicious software.
This year Klum was ranked the most dangerous, with a search for her resulting in a one in 10 chance of landing on a risky site, the study found. She supplants Cameron Diaz, who fell to second place. Other stars who made the riskiest list? Largely Hollywood hotties. Well, except for one, loudmouth talk-show host Piers Morgan. The malware-ridden stars include Jessica Biel, Katherine Heigl, Mila Kunis, Anna Paquin, Adriana Lima, Scarlett Johansson, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams and Brad Pitt.
For those marketers that strike endorsement deals with popular celebs, a safer option could be a sports star such as Andy Roddick, or singers such as Carrie Underwood or Lady Gaga, the survey results showed. It also might be the one time when Charlie Sheen actually looks appealing to work with; he is "not classified as a dangerous celebrity," McAfee said.