"Emma Watson" Is Full of Viruses

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Warning: don't search for Emma Watson online unless you want to get infected. According to an McAfee's annual list of most dangerous online celebrities, if you're looking for news about Hermione, specifically naked news, you have about a 12 percent chance of picking up malware.

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Hackers often lure us in with the promise of naked photos of celebrities or controversial news. It's no Oscar, but this year, the Brown University student topped McAfee's report. Also in the top 10 are Jessica Biel, Selena Gomez, Halle Berry, Megan Fox, Shakira, Cameron Diaz, Salma Hayek, and Sofia Vergara. There are no men in the top 10 for the first time in six years, and that's because of sexism. Because no one wants to see Jimmy Kimmel's penis. He is however in the top 20, you sick bastards. [PC World]

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I tell people all the time to just use common sense when downloading files from the internet. For example, if you retrieving photos/pictures, pay attention to the "file type". If the picture file says it's an application that needs installing... then DUH!! The same goes for videos... avi, mpg, wmv, divX or even MKV are all video files...pay attention. Also, if something you download claims you need a special player to watch it and wants to install a file... AVOID IT..

You'd be amazed at how surprised people are when I tell them this. In fact, a couple of people I advised had no idea what a file type was nor did they know how to check.