Computer Security Ruby Rose Claimed as the Most Dangerous Celebrity to...

Ruby Rose Claimed as the Most Dangerous Celebrity to Search for Online According to McAfee

According to a recent study by McAfee, actress Ruby Rose is the most dangerous celebrity to search for online.

Many may be asking the question, how is that searching for a particular actress be dangerous and how is it that Ruby Rose has taken the rankings as being the most dangerous actress to perform a search for according to the computer security company McAfee? Well, in a nutshell, searching for high profile individuals is usually an act that is leveraged by hackers who are inclined to touting malicious sites and sources on the Internet that utilize certain keywords, so searches with specific names bring up results populated with potentially malicious results. Fundamentally, hackers are able to engineer malicious links in such a way by manipulating SEO (Search Engine Optimization) techniques and keywords that are picked up by popular search engines.

In the case of Ruby Rose being the choice high profile person that hackers have focused on with populating malicious links with the actress name, McAfee discovered in a study they recently conducted. The study concluded findings by highlighting the dangers of clicking on suspicious links that are celebrity-focused usually returning malicious content.

Celebrity online searches are risky anyway

Computer users must understand that by searching for popularized topics on the Internet that many of the results are mixed in with ones that have malicious intent. Hackers thrive on popular subject matters and commonly modify their malicious websites to aggressively target certain keywords, which are usually of high-profile people, celebrities, or even politicians who are currently in the news.

Ruby Rose, an actress whose career took off in 2015 for casting in the popular Netflix series, "Orange is the New Black" as the character Stella Carlin. Currently, Rose takes the top place in front of actress Marion Cotillard, Rose Byrne, and even Kourtney Kardashian as being the most dangerous celebrity to search for on the Internet.

Claiming the title as the most dangerous celebrity to search for online comes as McAfee and other computer security firms find that the search results on popular search engines returned after searching "Ruby Rose" queries several malicious sources that may be mixed with many legitimate sources. Cybercriminals commonly try to use and leverage the allure of pop culture or anything that's currently popular in the world.

Thinking before you click is the best advice when you must search for popular celebrities online

"In our hyper-connected world, it's important for consumers to think before they click to be sure that they are landing on safe digital content and protecting themselves from cybersecurity threats that may be used to infect their devices or steal their identity," said Gary Davis, chief consumer security evangelist at McAfee. "So whether you're looking up what Ruby did on the latest 'Orange is the New Black' episode, or what Kristin Cavallari wore the latest awards show, make sure you're searching the internet safely."

Last year, the most dangerous celebrity to search for online was signer Avril Lavigne, who came in at number 30 in McAfee's report this year.

As a tip for computer users who have a curiosity of looking up Ruby Rose or other high-profile celebrities who may have had cybercrooks leverage search results to lead to malicious content, users should avoid visiting third-party websites that look suspicious. It's usually best, in most cases, to stick with well-known sites and sources that commonly report on celebrities. Moreover, it's always best to run an updated antivirus or antimalware application to protect your system from malicious infiltrations that may take place from dangerous sites that you land on from searching the Internet for Ruby Rose or other popular sources that hackers are prone to leveraging.