Kylie Minogue tops list of danger celebrities to search

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MCAFEE has revealed Aussie pop legend and newly announced The Voice UK judge Kylie Minogue as Australia's 2013 Most Dangerous Celebrity.

The list uses McAfee SiteAdvisor ratings to indicate what sites are risky when searching celebrity names on the web in Australia.

The study, now in its seventh year, researched pop cultures most famous celebrities to discover the riskiest on the web who return dangerous links when searched for, including viruses, malware and malicious software designed to steal unsuspecting fans' passwords and personal information.

Highlights from this year include X-Factor judge and 2012's Most Dangerous Celebrity Dannii Minogue being knocked off the top spot by older sister Kylie to come in at number nine.

The Minogue sisters were joined in the top ten by seven other Aussie female stars including Diana star Naomi Watts and songstress Jessica Mauboy who came in at number two and three respectively.

Interestingly, Guy Sebastian was the only male to feature in this year's top ten.

"Cyber criminals often use the attraction of a celebrity name to draw web surfers to compromised websites that contain malicious downloads or viruses,''.says Melanie Duca Consumer Marketing Director, McAfee Asia Pacific.

"Attackers gain access to your personal information as you search for news on your favourite celebrity."

"Cyber criminals are increasingly using celebrity names as an additional tactic to lure victims to their sites.

This year, searching for a celebrity name with "free app download" and "nude pictures" as part of the search term resulted in the highest result of risky sites.

The top 10 celebrities from this year's Australian study with the highest percentages of risk are: Kylie Minogue 10.5%; Naomi Watts 10.3%; Jessica Mauboy 10.2%; Delta Goodrem 9.1%;  Guy Sebastian 9.1%; Jessica Gomes 9.1%;  Nicole Kidman 8.3%; Elle Macpherson 8.3%; Dannii Minogue 8.0% and Isla Fisher 7.9%

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