Emma Watson 'most dangerous' celeb on the Internet

Emma Watson 'most dangerous' celeb on the Internet

POSTED: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 9:00am

UPDATED: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 9:04am

While we typically wouldn't weigh in on what you do with your free time on the Internet, allow us to suggest that you should avoid searching for nude photos of Emma Watson.

According to an annual study conducted by security technology company McAfee, searching the Web for sans-clothing photos of Watson, among some other search terms, is risky business.

The actress is this year's most dangerous cyber celebrity, McAfee reports.

Using the terms "Emma Watson and free downloads," "Emma Watson and fakes," "Emma Watson and busted" or the aforementioned "Emma Watson and nude pictures" could lead to websites set up to steal passwords and other personal information, or sites that contain downloads that'll also deposit malware.

According to its research, McAfee found that those Watson searches yielded a greater than 12.6 percent chance of leading to a website that contains online threats.

Searching for photos or downloads relating to Jessica Biel is just as risky, as Justin Timberlake's fiancee is No. 2 on McAfee's "dangerous celebrities" list.

Women are riskier searches than men, and they make up the top 10 "most dangerous" cyber celebs. The one guy who did make it into the top 20 was Jimmy Kimmel.

Following Biel, the third most dangerous star online is Eva Mendes; the fourth most dangerous, Selena Gomez; and the title of fifth most dangerous going to Halle Berry.

You might also want to think twice about clicking on links regarding Megan Fox (No. 6); Shakira (No. 7); Cameron Diaz (No. 8); Salma Hayek (No. 9); and Sofia Vergara (No. 10).

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