Infographic: 2016 McAfee Most Dangerous Celebrities

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Now in its 10th year, the McAfee Most Dangerous Celebrities list, from Intel Security, reveals which cultural personalities generate the most dangerous search results.

Globally, female comedian superstar, Amy Schumer, knocked Electronic Dance Music (EDM) DJ Armin van Buuren off of the list to become the most dangerous celebrity to search for online.

 With Cyber Security Awareness Month beginning on Oct. 1, Intel Security is reminding consumers to be vigilant in practicing safe online behaviour with the following tips:

  •  Think before you click! Are you looking for the latest episode of Amy Schumer’s TV show “Inside Amy Schumer?” Don’t click on that third-party link. Get your content directly from the original source at comedycentral.com to ensure you aren’t clicking on anything that could be malicious
  • Use caution when searching for “torrent.” This term is by far the riskiest search term. Consumers searching for torrents or files to download should be careful so as not to unleash unsafe content such as malware onto their computers
  • Keep your personal information personal. Cybercriminals are always looking for ways to steal your information. If you receive a request to enter information like your credit card, email, home address, or social media login don’t give it out thoughtlessly. Do your research and ensure it’s not a phishing attempt that could lead to identity theft
  • Browse with security protection like McAfee WebAdvisor software. WebAdvisor will help keep you safe from malicious websites and browser exploits by helping to identify potentially risky sites. A complimentary version of the software can be downloaded at www.mcafee.com/mcafeewebadvisor
  • Use cross device protection. Consumers need to protect their digital lives and all devices regardless of where they are, what device they use or where they store their personal data. Use solutions that deliver protection against threats, such as malware, hacking and phishing attacks, and device-specific protection in case of loss or theft, which will also help to secure their identity across the devices they use
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