Harry Potter Star Named ‘Most Dangerous Cyber Celebrity’ of 2012

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By Jason Boog Comment

If you search for information about Emma Watson online, you have a one in eight chance of visiting a malicious website.

Hackers and spam sites have used Watson (pictured, via) to lure unsuspecting readers, and she has been named the Most Dangerous Cyber Celebrity by the technology security company, McAfee.

This is the eighth year McAfee has tracked the most dangerous stars. Supermodel Heidi Klum led the list last year.

Here is some advice about avoiding dangerous sites: “Beware of content that prompts you to download anything before providing you with content. You may want to opt to watch streaming videos or download content from an established site, such as Hulu, Netflix, NBC, or ABCtv. Free downloads are significantly the highest virus-prone search terms. Anyone searching for videos or files to download should be careful as not to unleash malware on their computer. Since most people use a variety of devices to search for celebrities, be sure you have up to date, comprehensive security for all of your devices.”