You think you know danger? You don’t know danger. The internet’s biggest perils are hidden beneath a pretty face; a simple Google (Google) search for Jessica Biel might result in a site filled with viruses, trojans, and spyware.
Erm, yep: that’s pretty much how the internet works. A popular term will always be exploited by malicious hackers (or hacker wannabes) who’ll set up pages which aren’t what they appear, with the purpose of infecting your computer, extracting your personal data, or worse. The most popular targets for these cybervillains, however, change over time; last year it was Brad Pitt, and this year, according to McAfee, it’s Jessica Biel.
More precisely, if you Google Jessica Biel, you have a one-in-five chance of landing at a website that contains some sort of online threat: spyware, phishing, viruses, trojans, spam, and the like.Read »