Before you go on searching for Emma Watson’s latest projects online, security firm McAfee warns users to be cautious with these searches as results could lead to security risks like malicous malware and viruses.McAfee states that cybercriminals nowadays follow the latest trends and hijack the names of popular celebrities to lure people to sites that are actually teeming with malicous software designed to steal passwords and personal information. The search string “celebrity name” “free downloads” and “nude pictures” are noted to be in the highest result of risky sites. McAfee says searches for Emma Watson, famous for the Harry Potter films, especially for pictures and downloads, results to a 12.6 % chance of landing on a site with online threats.
Rounding up the list are Jessica Biel, Eva Mendes, Selena Gomez, Halle Berry, Megan Fox, Shakira, Cameron Diaz and more female celebrities, which MCAfee further states are more likely to lead to online threats than male celebrities, with Jimmy Kimmel the only male celebrity to enter the Top 20 list.
The security firm further warns users to beware of content that prompts you to download anything before providing you with content and recommends to watch streaming videos or download content from established sites like Hulu, Netflix, NBC or ABCtv.