If you search the name Blake Shelton online, there’s a 18.47 percent chance you’ll click on a page that tests positive for viruses and other malware. That’s according to a new study by the virus fighters at McAfee.
The singer and coach on The Voice is ranked sixth on McAfee’s list of the Most Dangerous Cyber Celebrities of 2014.
ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel is number one. According to McAfee, you have an 19.38 percent chance of landing on a malicious website if you search his name.
Carrie Underwood made the top 50. She’s ranked No. 47.
“Most consumers are completely unaware of the security risks that exist when searching for celebrity and entertainment news, images and videos online, sacrificing safety for immediacy,” said McAfee’s Gary Davis.
“Cybercriminals capitalize on consumers’ attention to breaking celebrity news and leverage this behavior to lead them to unsafe sites that can severely infect their computers and devices and steal personal data,” Davis added.
Here’s McAfee’s top 10 Most Dangerous Cyber Celebrities of 2014:
1. Jimmy Kimmel — 19.38% chance of downloading a virus.
2. Armin van Buuren — 19.33%
3. Ciara — 19.31%
4. Flo Rida — 18.89%
5. Bruce Springsteen — 18.82%
6. Blake Shelton — 18.47%
7. Britney Spears — 18.19%
8. Jon Bon Jovi — 17.64%
9. Chelsea Handler — 17.22%
10. Christina Aguilera — 16.67%
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