Ruby Rose named most 'dangerous' celeb

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Cyber security company McAfee said reality television star Kristin Cavallari came in second place, while actresses Marion Cotillard, Lynda Carter and Rose Byrne were also among the top five celebrities whose name searches can lead fans to click on suspicious links.

Cybersecurity firm McAfee has released a study about the most "dangerous" celebrities to search for on the Internet.

Rose is a model and MTV VJ who may have gotten a burst of online interest when she was named to play Batwoman on an upcoming CW series.

The final celebrities that comprised the top 10 most unsafe stars to google include Lynda Carter (4), Rose Byrne (5), Debra Messing (6), Kourtney Kardashian (7), Amber Heard (8), Kelly Ripa (9) and Brad William Henke (10).

Reality star Kristin Cavallari came in at number two, followed by actress Marion Cotillard at number three.

Rose Byrne. Credit PA
Rose Byrne. Credit PA

The sites are used to install malware or steal personal information and passwords.

"We live in a fast-paced world that's heavily influenced by pop culture where it's possible to pick and choose which entertainment options we prefer to enjoy from a variety of connected devices", says Gary Davis, chief consumer security evangelist at McAfee.

Kim Kardashian is undoubtedly one of the most famous women in the world, so it does not surprise me that she has topped this year's list.

"So, whether you're looking up what Ruby did on the latest Orange is the New Black episode, or what Kristin Cavallari wore (at) the latest awards show, make sure you're searching the Internet safely", Davis added. The actress was recently named as the most risky celebrity to "Google" or search for online.

Musicians on the latest list took a hit. She grabbed the notorious top spot from Avril Lavigne, who went from the "most dangerous" celeb of 2017 to not even in the top 10.

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