Thursday, August 19, 2010

Cameron Diaz and Leading Computers Astray

She may be America's sweetheart but actress Cameron Diaz has just earned the dubious distinction of being named the riskiest celebrity to search for online. Internet security firm, McAfee publishes an annual list of dangerous celebs to Google search and Miss Diaz has topped this year's list, beating out the likes of Julia Roberts and Jessica Biel.

So while computers themselves may not be easily lead astray, it would seem that their users are. And apparently cyber-criminals have determined that actresses make for effective bait when it comes to luring unsuspecting users to malicious websites.

And no matter whether it's the user or the computer who is lead astray, the outcome can be much the same; becoming infected with malware, spyware or some other form of computer virus.

This is why it's never a good idea to click onto a strange website. Not for Cameron Diaz, Jessica Biel, Megan Fox or any other celebrity hottie for that matter. If your computer becomes infected with malicious software if may become possible for criminals to steal your banking information, email password or other vital information.

So it seems that with computers, just as in life, giving in to temptation is not always in our best interests.

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