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Top 15 most Dangerous Celebrities to search for
« on: August 28, 2009, 06:00:49 PM »
McAfee owned SiteAdvisor has recently released the 2008 list of the celebrity names that are most actively abused by malicious attackers in  to attract legitimate traffic to their malicious sites.

Based on their assessment, the simple act of browsing or searching for your favourite celebrity may expose you to everything the IT underground ecosystem has to offer – from serving adware and spyware to misleading offers and fake newsletters enticing you to opt-in into a spammer’s campaign.
 
These include in  of Maliciousness
1. Brad Pitt
2. Beyonce
3. Justin Timberlake
4. Heidi Montag
5. Mariah Carey
6. Jessica Alba
7. Lindsay Lohan
8. Cameron Diaz

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Re: Top 15 most Dangerous Celebrities to search for
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2009, 09:31:36 PM »
Interesting, Really, Never knew search was also dangerous. At first when I saw the head-line I was like.... (again??), but the links to the McAfee site really convinced me.

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Re: Top 15 most Dangerous Celebrities to search for
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2009, 12:09:31 PM »
Yeah you may or may not also know how simply posting on a forum could jeopardize your server and computer.

As a blogger dedicated to studying, unravelling and writing about Internet security issues, I have actually come across lots of scenarios.

See my article on Cross-Site Scripting attacks! what is it? Are you at risk? (Part 1 & 2)
 here http://www.gbconcepts.net/blog/?p=19
you will realise why Google, orkut, twitter, myspace, microsoft are presently scrambling to secure their servers and systems.


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Re: Top 15 most Dangerous Celebrities to search for
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2009, 12:27:11 PM »
Read it, don't really get the tech part though, guess the brain is loaded right now, would look through tomorrow though, nice blog...

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Re: Top 15 most Dangerous Celebrities to search for
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2009, 10:14:48 AM »
tnx 4 d compliments.
will try to 'step-down' the techie lingo for my non-technical readers.