If much of your day consists of searching Lily Collins (cheat sheet: she was in Mirror, Mirror), you should stop that. McAfee reports that she is the “most dangerous” celebrity to search for on the Internet, which at least give her another claim to fame that isn’t, “Oh, uh, she’s Phil Collins’ daughter, I guess?”
The yearly report from McAfee reveals which celebrities’ search results lead to websites loaded with the most malware, malicious software and virus-ridden links. Nearly 15 percent of links related to Ms. Collins fall in that category. Avril Lavigne placed second with 12.7 percent, Sandra Bullock notched third place (10.8 percent) and never one to miss some attention, comedian Kathy Griffin placed fourth with 10.6 percent.
For the guys, Mad Men star Jon Hamm was the only one to crack the top 10 while Justin Timberlake placed in the 12th spot and Made of Honor heartthrob Patrick Dempsey landed at number 13. The rest of McAfee’s list mostly consisted of musicians with its press release noting that Miley Cyrus “twerked her way to the top 20.”
Aside from not spending all day Googling random celebrities, McAfee recommends some ways to keep your computer safe. For example, the security firm says “be wary” of links that supposedly lead to free stuff, check web addresses for misspellings that are probably a scam and, of course, download security software that can alert you to pesky Internet dangers.
And now we know who Lily Collins is.