Saturday, 20 January, 2018

McAfee names Avril Lavigne and Craig David as most unsafe celebs

Craig David McAfee names Avril Lavigne and Craig David as most unsafe celebs
Stacy Diaz | 20 September, 2017, 04:41

Using Google, Bing and Yahoo search results, the company checks how many sites list results for individual celebrities and how many of those sites are likely to infect your computer.

According to a recent study, Avril Lavigne is the most unsafe celebrity to search online.

Apparently, you have about a 14.5% chance of landing on a risky website when searching Lavigne's name, and if you really want to destroy your computer and/or credit score, you can add the words "free mp3" to your search to bump those chances up to 22%.

It said that searches for the singers and their songs often lead to viruses and other malware issues.

Cybersecurity firm McAfee said Tuesday that Lavigne, whose last album came out in 2013, was the most likely celebrity to land users on websites that carry viruses or malware. Lavigne, whose hits include Sk8er Boi, Complicated and I'm With You, has been out of the spotlight for several years as she battles Lyme disease.

In a separate blog post, Davis says Lavigne's rise may be tied to an online conspiracy theory the singer died and was replaced by an imposter.

Topping the list is Avril Lavigne-she's the first female musician to take the number one spot on the list.

"Having the latest albums, videos and films available immediately is a tempting proposition", said Nick Viney of McAfee according to the BBC. They [the consumers] need to slow down and assess the links and sources that are showing up in search results'.

McAfee urges internet users to consider risks associated with searching for downloadable content. It's also more musician-focused. "Thinking before clicking goes a long way to stay safe online".