Ash more dangerous than Katrina!
Bollywood beauty Aishwarya Rai beats Katrina Kaif as the most dangerous Indian celebrity to search in cyberspace. So who are the other dangerous celebrities. Read on to know the details...Updated: Sep 08, 2009, 19:06 IST
Bollywood beauty Aishwarya Rai beats Katrina Kaif as the most dangerous Indian celebrity to search in cyberspace, according to Internet security company McAfee, Inc.
The top 10 celebrities include:
Yuvraj Singh - His super sixes and his very controversial relationship status makes Yuvi an easy target for spammers and hackers.
Aishwarya Rai - Her marriage has not affected her popularity at all. Inputting 'Aishwariya Rai screensavers' or 'Aishwarya Rai wallpapers' into a search engine yielded a dangerous Web site linking to a distributor of adware and spyware.
MS Dhoni - The cricket heartthrob should be searched with caution. 'Dhoni wallpapers' and 'Dhoni videos' led to websites containing spyware which could make changes to a PC's browser settings.
Namitha - The sexy siren from south seems to attract many fans including the hackers. But fans rarely know that their favourite could land them on Web sites containing browser exploits, as identified by McAfee SiteAdvisor technology.
Shriya Saran - The beautiful actress is as dangerous to search online as she is famous. Searching for 'Shriya Saran' or Shriya Saran videos'' can mislead unsuspecting surfers to sites with potentially damaging downloads.
Harbhajan Singh - Our very own spinner, Bhajji is a popular target for cybercriminals as well. A search for 'Harbhajan Singh screensavers' can direct users to red-ranked sites that breached browser security and other unwanted programs in McAfee's tests.
Sania Mirza - India's No. 1 tennis star, who hit headlines recently with her engagement news, must have really broken a number of hearts. Fans searching for 'Sania Mirza wallpapers/images' could be led to websites link to other harmful sites containing spyware and browser exploits.
Asin - When searching the latest B'Town damsel Asin, users could be lead to risky download Web sites, proving cybercriminals are in the business of capitalizing on the world's most famous faces.
Bipasha Basu - The Bengali Beauty is a popular search term when it comes to searching for videos. A host of red and yellow rated sites show up containing numerous malware-laden downloads when searched for 'Bipasha Basu videos'.
Shahid Kapoor - Appearing in the second spot last year, the heartthrob fell towards the tenth position in this year's list. However, the Kaminey star's photos are the most searched for on the web and lead to sites promoting free files with hidden malware or browser exploits.
Here is McAfee's list of the Hollywood's "Riskiest Celebrities to Search on the Web":
1. Jessica Biel
3. Jennifer Aniston
4. Tom Brady
5. Jessica Simpson
6. Gisele Bundchen
7. Miley Cyrus
8. Megan Fox, Angelina Jolie (tie)
9. Ashley Tisdale
10. Brad Pitt (he was first last year)
11. Reese Witherspoon
12. Britney Spears
14. Lindsay Lohan
15. Kim Kardashian