McAfee: Jimmy Kimmel Most Dangerous Celebrity

Jimmy Kimmel, comedian and late night host of Jimmy Kimmel Live, replaces Lily Collins (Mirror, Mirror) as McAfee's most dangerous celebrity to search for online. For the eighth year in a row, McAfee researched popular culture's most famous people to reveal the riskiest personalities on the Web. The McAfee Most Dangerous Celebrities study revealed that an eclectic mix of comedians and musicians are among the most dangerous.

Jimmy Kimmel is the second male to find his way to the No. 1 spot (moving up from No. 39) following Brad Pitt in 2008. DJ Armin van Buuren takes the number two spot behind Kimmel, and Ciara, the third. Additional celebrities in the top 10 include Blake Shelton, Britney Spears (holding her place at No.7), and three New Jersey natives: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi and Chelsea Handler.

As underscored by the recent hacking of female celebrities' private photos, cybercriminals are consistently looking for ways to take advantage of consumer interest around popular culture events such as award shows, new movies and TV shows, as well as the latest celebrity-driven cultural trends. These criminals capitalize on the public's fascination with celebrity to lure them to sites laden with malware, which enable them to steal passwords and personal information.

EUMost consumers are completely unaware of the security risks that exist when searching for celebrity and entertainment news, images and videos online, sacrificing safety for immediacy,EU said Gary Davis, chief consumer security evangelist at McAfee. EUCybercriminals capitalize on consumers' attention to breaking celebrity news and leverage this behavior to lead them to unsafe sites that can severely infect their computers and devices and steal personal data.EU

EUCelebrity names coupled with the terms EUvideo' and EUpicture' are some of the most-searched terms on the Internet,EU said Michelle Dennedy, chief privacy officer at McAfee. EUCybercriminals exploit...

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