Tuesday 21 November 2017

Lily Collins 'most dangerous' celeb to search online

She's more dangerous than the Kardashians!

Lily Collins
Lily Collins

Ben Riley-Smith

Lily Collins is the most dangerous celebrity to search for online, according to research by software company McAfee.

The actress and daughter of Phil Collins is more likely than any other star to lead you to a dangerous website, the company found.

Browsers following the search results could have ended up inadvertently downloading viruses, receiving spam, being targeted by phishing or leaving themselves open to other online attacks.

The annual analysis by McAfeee sees the company search celebrity names with the words “free app download” and “nude pictures”.

It then determines what proportion of the results have a chance of leading to a website that poses a threat to online users.

Lily Collins came out top with a 14.5pc chance of leading searchers to dangerous sites, followed by Avril Lavigne (12.7pc), Sandra Bullock (10.8pc) and Kathy Griffin (10.6pc)

Collins replaced Harry Potter star Emma Watson at the top of the annual list. Mad Men's Jon Hamm is the only man in the top 10.

Raj Samani, chief technical officer at McAfee EMEA, said: "We have got used to accessing the latest gossip and pictures of our favourite celebrities on demand.

"But we need to remember that cybercriminals take advantage of the latest cultural trends, new movies and hit TV shows to target unsuspecting consumers seeking more information.

"These criminals want to lureus to unsafe sites that can severely infect computers and devices and even steal personal data.”

McAfee's analysis also made a number of other findings about which celebrities are most dangerous to search for online.

It is riskier to search for Kanye West than either his partner, Kim Kardashian, or any other the members of her family.

The most dangerous singer to search for is Avril Lavigne, followed by Katy Perry, Britney Spears and Rita Ora.


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