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This is the most dangerous name to search online

This is the most dangerous name to search online
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Before you start an online search for your favorite celebrity, or a pop star embroiled in a scandal, be forewarned. Cybercriminals are on to you.

They know you're interested in reading about celebrities, like comedian Amy Schumer and New Zealand singer Lorde. So, they're creating bogus websites that pop up when you do an online search, according to researchers at Intel Security.

Once lured in by the prospect of celebrity gossip, these cybercriminals will start collecting your personal information, or infecting your computer with viruses and malware. Once in, they'll take over your computer, so they can steal your passwords, your ID, and who knows what else.

Each year, Intel Security issues its list of the 10 celebrities whose names are most likely to expose you to viruses and malware. Before we tell you which celebrity is the most buggy, when it comes to online searches, here's how to keep yourself safe, even when you're searching for celebrities on Intel Security's top-10 most dangerous list.

Warning: Make sure your computer is protected with up-to-date anti-virus and anti-exploit software. Visit the Komando Security Center for suggestions for software programs, including free ones.

Next page: Top-10 list of most dangerous celebrity names
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