Beyonce, Katy Perry, Avril Lavigne And Other Stars You Should Probably Not Google
Who doesn’t love celebrities? Musicians, actors, sports icons and so on are all parts of our daily existence. We stalk them on social media, which has done more to bridge the gap between us and them.
We sometimes feel invested in their private lives and share in their triumphs and pains. And when we crave updates about what they are doing, we run to Google.
But searching for updates on some celebrities on the internet is becoming more hazardous than you would even think.
According to Internet security giant McAfee, you will most likely be directed to websites that carry viruses or malware if you search for the likes of Avril Lavigne, Katy Perry and Beyonce.
Yes! Beyonce is on that list. Who doesn’t love Queen Bey? But if you value the health of your computer, you may want to be careful about how you Google her. But Avril Lavigne is the most dangerous search keyword of all.
Avril Lavigne has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide and is the second best-selling female artist in Canada of all time. Today, Lavigne adds “first female musician to take the No. 1 spot on the McAfee Most Dangerous Celebrities study” to her achievements, McAfee said in a release published on its website.
The top 10 celebrities from this year’s McAfee study with the highest risk percentage are:
|3||Carly Rae Jepsen||13.19%|
|10||Beyoncé (search was conducted with “Beyonce”)||12.09%|
While the 2017 McAfee Most Dangerous Celebrities study was dominated by musicians, several actors and actresses found their way onto the top 50 list including Anna Kendrick (No. 13), Jennifer Lopez (No. 20), Hailee Steinfeld (No. 23), Will Smith (No. 34), Jackie Chan (No. 38), Vanessa Hudgens (No. 44), Teyana Taylor (No. 45), and Zendaya (No. 50).
The good is thing is that the good guys at McAfee did not leave us to our fate. To search safely online, they said we should take these four steps: be careful what you click; watch out for ‘dirty’ free mp3s; use cross-device protection and of course, use browse with security protection like McAfee WebAdvisor.