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Emma Watson Tops List of 'Most Dangerous' Celebs in Search

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Emma Watson named most dangerous celebrity.

Emma Watson is most famous for playing JK Rowling's Hermione Granger. Since the movies concluded she's gone on to have a rather successful career with several more movies under her belt as well as make up deals and her own fashion line. Now she can include her title as McAfee's most dangerous celebrity on her resume, too.

We know by now that it's not uncommon for cybercriminals to target star-struck fans looking for pictures, videos and screensavers of their favourite athletes, film starts and musicians. But who's the biggest risk when looking to Google for celebs to oogle? McAfee has released its annual list of the most dangerous celebrities to search for if you're hoping to avoid malware, and top of the list is Emma Watson.

Watson joins Jessica Biel, Cameron Diaz, and Heidi Klum, who topped the list in 2009, 2010, and 2011, respectively. McAfee said that when users surf the web for news or pictures of their favorite celebrity, they often don't think about the links they're clicking on. With cybercriminals following trends of which stars are the hottest, people are easily lured into digital traps. According to McAfee, you have a one in eight chance of landing on a malicious site if you're searching for content related to Emma Watson. Those searching for "Emma Watson and free downloads," "Emma Watson and nude pictures," "Emma Watson and fakes," and "Emma Watson and busted" are at risk of running into online threats designed to steal personal information.

McAfee says that Jessica Biel came in second behind Emma Watson. Rounding out the top five was Eva Mendes, Selena Gomez, and Halle Berry. Interestingly, the entire top 10 is made up of female celebrities. Jimmy Kimmel was the only male to break the top 20.

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    lashabane , September 12, 2012 12:33 AM
    A Bad DayOn one hand, it's easy to blame it on ignorant users.On the other hand, if I owned a car and knew nothing about maintenance, I would be in trouble.On the other hand, it's easy to blame the ignorant users for assuming computers are like standard low-maintenance appliances such as microwaves or laundry machines...
    I've never met someone with three hands.
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    blurr91 , September 12, 2012 1:01 AM
    On the 4th hand, I've never met someone with 3 hands...
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    A Bad Day , September 12, 2012 12:03 AM
    On one hand, it's easy to blame it on ignorant users.

    On the other hand, if I owned a car and knew nothing about maintenance, I would be in trouble.

    On the other hand, it's easy to blame the ignorant users for assuming computers are like standard low-maintenance appliances such as microwaves or laundry machines...
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    A Bad Day , September 12, 2012 12:03 AM
    On one hand, it's easy to blame it on ignorant users.

    On the other hand, if I owned a car and knew nothing about maintenance, I would be in trouble.

    On the other hand, it's easy to blame the ignorant users for assuming computers are like standard low-maintenance appliances such as microwaves or laundry machines...
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    wardoc22 , September 12, 2012 12:21 AM
    I don't care. She is still pretty.
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    lashabane , September 12, 2012 12:33 AM
    A Bad DayOn one hand, it's easy to blame it on ignorant users.On the other hand, if I owned a car and knew nothing about maintenance, I would be in trouble.On the other hand, it's easy to blame the ignorant users for assuming computers are like standard low-maintenance appliances such as microwaves or laundry machines...
    I've never met someone with three hands.
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    ctbaars , September 12, 2012 12:35 AM
    @A Bad Day. How many hands do you have?
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    boju , September 12, 2012 12:59 AM
    ^^ Common its hogwarts anything is possible =D
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    blurr91 , September 12, 2012 1:01 AM
    On the 4th hand, I've never met someone with 3 hands...
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    sykozis , September 12, 2012 1:06 AM
    McAfee's marketing department is working overtime.... At this rate, they'll have to raise their prices to cover the additional pay....
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    brickman , September 12, 2012 1:10 AM
    I was gong to say Lindsey Lohan is the most dangerous lol, but it is about danger to web users, not to society.
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    zero messiah , September 12, 2012 1:27 AM
    On one hand i can type. On the other...whoops wrong web page.
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    unksol , September 12, 2012 1:40 AM
    On the other hand its easy to blame the users for where. And what. They are searching for to do with their "one hand"
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    metalmania31 , September 12, 2012 1:44 AM
    That's the top 10 WTF? I understand Emma Watson, but the other 9?
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    unksol , September 12, 2012 1:48 AM
    Quote:
    That's the top 10 WTF? I understand Emma Watson, but the other 9?


    Dear user,
    I am sorry the rest of the world does not share your taste in jerking off.

    I think the vast majority are in shock Emma Watson. Is on here. Not vice versa
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    metalmania31 , September 12, 2012 1:58 AM
    I'm sure you speak for the rest of the world. LOL. Sorry there's no celebrity worth jerking off to. I'm saying there are other celebrities far better looking then who's on that list. As far as my own taste goes that's for me I don't really give a rats ass what you think of my personal tastes in women. But you continue to see the world only through your prism. Cheers.
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    A Bad Day , September 12, 2012 2:09 AM
    lashabaneI've never met someone with three hands.


    Imagination, my friend.

    Or LSD if you need assistance. But I won't foot the bill.
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    adgjlsfhk , September 12, 2012 2:35 AM
    blurr91On the 4th hand, I've never met someone with 3 hands...

    Guess you never saw fiddler on the roof.
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    beayn , September 12, 2012 3:08 AM
    What horrible pics of a beautiful girl. I hate it when they glue their hair to their head.
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    pocketdrummer , September 12, 2012 4:09 AM
    A Bad DayOn one hand, it's easy to blame it on ignorant users.On the other hand, if I owned a car and knew nothing about maintenance, I would be in trouble.On the other hand, it's easy to blame the ignorant users for assuming computers are like standard low-maintenance appliances such as microwaves or laundry machines...


    Sir, this may come as a shock to you, but...

    You have three hands.
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    pocketdrummer , September 12, 2012 4:11 AM
    lashabaneI've never met someone with three hands.


    And a quick read through the comments would have shown me that you beat me to the punch...
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    lashabane , September 12, 2012 5:30 AM
    pocketdrummerAnd a quick read through the comments would have shown me that you beat me to the punch...
    And I accomplished this feat with only two hands!
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    alyoshka , September 12, 2012 9:48 AM
    Anyone in need of a Foot....??
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