Friday, September 16, 2011

Heidi Klum Named 'Most Dangerous Celebrity' on the Web

To tell the truth, I don't even know who Heidi Klum is!

link to Yahoo News article

By Matt Liebowitz | – 2 hrs 46 mins ago

Don't let the smile deceive you; Heidi Klum is trouble — on the Internet, at least.

The German supermodel has been crowned the "most dangerous celebrity" on the Internet by the security firm McAfee, which found that nearly one out of every 10 searches for the "Project Runway" host puts people at risk of ending up on rigged websites hiding harmful computer viruses.

McAfee said search keywords such as "Heidi Klum free downloads," "Heidi Klum videos" and "Heidi Klum hot pictures" put users "at risk of running into online threats such as spyware, adware, spam and phishing attacks" designed to steal personal information.

Klum also provides crafty criminals with attractive bait to lure victims to compromised websites, photos and videos, a trick called SEO poisoning. Victims' computers can become infected by downloading or even simply clicking on these corrupt files.


searching for any celebrity can bring up risky sites, and the public should use caution by not clicking on any page that looks suspicious."

In addition to exercising general Web common sense, it's important to run up-to-date anti-virus software to detect threats and steer you away from potentially dangerous sites.


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