Actress (and Justin Timberlake's girlfriend) Jessica Biel and burlesque singer Beyonce were named the #1 and #2 most dangerous celebs on the web by McAfee Avert Labs, the makers of a top anti-virus program. That's because fans searching for pictures of Biel and Bey have a 1-in-5 chance of infecting their computers with a dangerous virus or worm.
"Cybercriminals are star watchers too--they latch onto popular celebrities to encourage the download of malicious software in disguise," Jeff Green, senior vice president of McAfee Avert Labs, said Tuesday in a statement. "Consumers' obsession with celebrity news and culture is harmless in theory, but one bad download can cause a lot of damage to a computer." Read more...
This is the main reason why I no longer surf the web with my home Windows PC. I use my MacBook Pro laptop to safely surf the Internets because it's immune to Windows-based virus. Advertisers and publishers aren't monitoring their ads for viral payloads. In some cases you don't even have to click on an ad to infect your computer. Just landing on the page while surfing will get you a virus these days.
So if you're wondering why your computer is so slow or you see a lot of pop ups and the dreaded blue screen of death on your PC, blame Beyonce and Jessica!