Don’t Google Amy Schumer. If you do, there’s a good chance you could find a site that would expose your computer to malware.
That’s right, online thieves and cyber criminals use popular celebrities like Schumer to target online users and lure them onto malicious websites. Schumer is just one of many celebrities named in a report by McAfee whose search results garner a high percentage of malicious websites. Others include Justin Bieber, Will Smith, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez and more.
Each year McAfee puts out its Most Dangerous Celebrities Report. You can see the 2018 Dangerous Celebrities list here.
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And while you might not find yourself doing a lot of research on Amy Schumer or Justin Bieber for business purposes, it’s still important that you understand the threats that are out there targeting businesses and consumers online. Malware and other online threats are everywhere. And sometimes they’re disguised as seemingly normal websites that are just targeted at people’s popular interests.
Cybersecurity is so important for businesses that want to protect important data and documents. The right software helps to constantly monitor the threats to your business and take measures to protect your company. After all, the last thing you want is to have your system infected with malware because you were looking up Amy Schumer or Justin Bieber on a work computer.
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Annie: Why don’t you find legit websites for the celebs at the top of the search reach results? Shouldn’t the search engines be able to be more proactive re. this issue? How about alternative search engines like DuckDuckGo?