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Avril Lavigne Called The Most Dangerous Celebrity To Search For Online

September 20, 2017 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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CNN reports that cybersecurity company McAfee has named Avril Lavigne the most dangerous celebrity to search for online. The report “reveals which celebrities generate the riskiest search results that could potentially expose their fans to malicious websites.”

McAfee said: “Cybercriminals continue to use the fascination of consumers with celebrity culture to drive unsuspecting users to potentially malicious websites that can be used to install malware, steal personal information and even passwords. The study, conducted by McAfee and now in its 11th year, highlights the dangers of clicking on suspicious links when searching for celebrity-focused content.

Searching for Lavigne’s music increased her threat level. For example, searching for “Avril Lavigne free mp3” has a 22% chance of finding a malicious site. Lavigne is the first female music artist to get #1. She replaces Amy Schumer, who topped the list last year. Bruno Mars was ranked #2.

McAfee Chief Consumer Security Evangelist Gary Davis added: “In today’s digital world, we want the latest hit albums, videos, movies and more, immediately available on our devices. Consumers often prioritize their convenience over security by engaging in risky behavior like clicking on suspicious links that promise the latest content from celebrities. It’s imperative that they slow down and consider the risks associated with searching for downloadable content. Thinking before clicking goes a long way to stay safe online.

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