Hollywood actor Ruby Rose has been named as the "most dangerous actor" to search for online by McAfee, the American global computer security software company. The 12th edition of their list also has popular celebrities like Kristin Cavallari, Debra Messing, Kourtney Kardashian in their top 10 list. Other Hollywood stars in the list include Marion Cotillard, Lynda Carter, Rose Byrne, Debra Messing, Amber Heard, Kelly Ripa and Brad William Henke.
For India, Bollywood actor Ileana D'Cruz has topped McAfee's 'Most Dangerous Celebrity' report. The 12 edition of the report lists celebrities who have the most virus-riddled websites attached to them on the web. According to their latest survey, the 30-year-old actress has been used by hackers to lure internet users to visit websites with malicious content. Kim Kardashian-West And Ruby Rose Are The Most Dangerous Names On The Internet - Here's Why.
Preity Zinta is on the second spot while Tabu has the third position. The list also includes other popular Bollywood actors like Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, Kriti Sanon, Akshay Kumar, Rishi Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra and Govinda. Last year comedian and actor Kapil Sharma had topped the list.
Venkat Krishnapur, Vice-President of Engineering and Managing Director, McAfee in a statement said, "In today's era, the entertainment industry and celebrities are bigger than ever before. Loyal fans feel the dire need to stay updated on industry news and gossip at all times. Ease of access through a range of connected devices has made it increasingly feasible for followers to avail instant news and information on their favourite stars."
These sites with malicious content need not come directly from plain searches. Often search terms used along with celebrity names also cause the trouble like 'free torrent', 'torrent', 'free pics'. It is all about the keywords that have been used to search a celebrity. He added saying, "As a precaution, consumers need to think before they click and avoid suspicious links that promise free content featuring favourite celebrities, movies, TV shows or pictures to protect themselves from cyber fraud."