Be careful while Googling these celebrities; you might get hacked

Yes, you heard it right. You might be just a click away from getting hacked. Many people like to google out their favorite celebrities’ to know more about them, but are you sure that googling out those celebrities will not get you hacked?

Well, in today’s age, celebrity talks are way more common. But ‘common’ is what it’s not! It means that celebrity talk has also turn out to be a honey trap for all the internet users laid by hackers. According to McAfee’s 2019 list of the “most dangerous celebrities’ to search online”, searching for some celebrities online might land you to the trouble to deal with.

For the past thirteen years, McAfee has researched and filtered out a list of celebrities’ which may create the riskiest search result that could potentially expose fans to malicious website’s and page and may get them hacked.

This year list includes Alexis Bledel, commonly known as ‘Rory Gilmore’ in the network TV show; ‘Gilmore girls’. It’s an American comedy-drama series where an independent Inn’s manager Lorelai Gilmore, shares a close relationship with her daughter Rory Gilmore. They live in the fictional town of Stars Hollow, Connecticut, tops this year’s McAfee list of the most dangerous celebrities to search online.

Alexis Bledel is followed by the Late Late show’s host James Cordon, it’s an American late-night television show on CBS. It engages in hilarious conversation with famous guest followed by comedy sketches and musical performances. Along with Game of Thrones, a drama series where nine families wage war against each other to gain control over the mythical land of Westeros star Sophie Turner in the third place.

Other notable celebrities on McAfee’s most dangerous celebrity to search online are American actress and singer Anna Kendrick, Kenyan- Mexican Actress Lupita Nyong’ o, Hong Kong martial artist, and actor Jackie Chan, American Rapper Lil Wayne, Tobago born rapper Nicki Minaj and Marvel actress Tessa Thompson.

Alexis Bledel and SophieTurner’s names are with searches strongly associated with the term, ‘‘Torren’’ which the reason for their names to appear so high on this year’s list. Although consumers have all the more excess to various content than ever before due to the availability of various streaming services variety online, still a lot of consumers readily put their digital lives at risk in exchange for pirated content.

Hence, a good number of people rely on torrent or pirated downloads as they are free, but one must never forget that, “There’ss nothing called as free lunch,” and so in, they are not getting anything for free but are compromising with their digital safety online.

Chief consumer security evangelist at McAfee, Gary Davis explained that consumer needs to be on their very tips while searching content online, saying:

“Consumer may not be fully aware that the searches they conduct pose risk, not may they understand the detrimental effects that can occur when personal information is compromised in exchange for access to their favourite celebrities, movies, TV shows or music. Criminal use deceptive websites to dupe unsuspecting consumers into accessing malicious files or content. Consumers must learn to protect their digital lives from lurking cybercriminals by thinking twice before they click on suspicious links or download content”

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