The next time you search for pictures or videos about your favourite celebrity, you just might be putting your computer at risk.
Katrina Kaif – Most Dangerous Indian Celebrity
Fans of actress Katrina Kaif need to pump up their security now. It’s not because the actress has a tougher ‘Bodyguard’, it’s because cyber criminals are using Kat’s name as a favourite keyword that poses a threat to computers. According to a report by the internet security company McAfee, Katrina is the ‘most dangerous Indian celebrity’ with 10.26 % possibility of her name leading users to a risky website.
Deepika Padukone – 2nd In The Bug Line
Deepika Padukone ranked second. Fans searching for ‘free downloads’, ‘hot pictures’, ‘screen savers’ and ‘videos’ about celebrities risk running into websites with malicious software and online threats.
Kareena Kapoor – Chammak Challo Fever
Ranking in close at number three is the Chammak Challo, Kareena Kapoor, whose name searches too can lure people to websites with malicious software. McAfee researched popular culture’s most famous people to reveal the riskiest celebrity sportsmen, actors and politicians across the web to pick up the ‘most dangerous Indian celebrity’.
The list of the so-called ‘dangerous celebrities’ also includes actors Saif Ali Khan, John Abraham, Priyanka Chopra, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Bipasha Basu, Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan. “In a celebrity crazy country like India, cyber criminals find it very lucrative to use the names of popular figures as keywords to lure people to websites with malicious software. This year’s study found movie stars top the most dangerous list, while sports stars and politicians are among the safest,” Venkatasubrahmanyam Krishnapur, Senior Director, McAfee India, said in a statement.