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Amy Schumer tops Intel Security's 'Most Dangerous Celebrities' list

By Shawn Knight
Sep 28, 2016
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  1. If you’re looking to stay safe on the Internet, you’ll want to exercise caution when searching for select comedians, celebrities and television show hosts according to Intel Security.

    In the 10th annual McAfee Most Dangerous Celebrities study, Intel Security cites comedian Amy Schumer as being the most likely to generate dangerous search results that could expose people to malware and viruses. She also becomes the first female comedian to take home the top “honor.”

    Schumer edged out Justin Bieber, Carson Daly, Will Smith and Rihanna (in that order) among the top five. In sixth place is Miley Cyrus followed by Chris Hardwick, Daniel Tosh and Selena Gomez with Kesha bringing up the rear.

    Amy Schumer topping the list, Intel Security says, highlights the fact that more and more people are cutting the cord and moving away from traditional cable and satellite providers. To fill the void, they’re turning to the Internet in search of free content.

    Gary Davis, chief consumer security evangelist at Intel Security, said consumers today remain fascinated with celebrity culture and go online to find the latest pop culture news. With this craving for real-time information, he added, many search and click without considering potential security risks. Cybercriminals are well aware of that fact, Davis notes, and take advantage of it by attempting to lure fans to unsafe sites ripe with malicious software.

    Just how bad is it, you ask? According to Intel Security, a search for “Amy Schumer torrent” results in a 33 percent chance of connecting to a malicious website.

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  2. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,323   +135

    Lol this is kind of funny, you got to admit.
     
  3. MoeJoe

    MoeJoe TS Maniac Posts: 401   +208

    Dangerous weight, dangerous ways ... I can totally see that.
     
    wastedkill, Reehahs and davislane1 like this.
  4. LiveResistance

    LiveResistance TS Booster Posts: 85   +64

    Amy Schumer? Justin Bieber? Miley Cyrus? I know it's mean of me to say, but if your wasting your time on some of these imbeciles, then you probably deserve to get hit with something.
     
  5. Chazz

    Chazz TS Evangelist Posts: 671   +73

    This list seems like its most likely aimed at pre-teen and teens.
     
  6. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,554   +2,361

    Disappointed Milo isn't on this list.
     
  7. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 1,675   +779

    Perhaps a simple name change? Mortimer Snerd comes to mind ..... That's one for all you Red Skelton fans!
     
  8. p51d007

    p51d007 TS Evangelist Posts: 910   +387

    lDIOTS who watch everything these *****s do, are most likely glued to TMZ, like a drug. Pathetic
     
  9. RustyTech

    RustyTech TS Guru Posts: 865   +434

    decaf!
     
  10. sac39507

    sac39507 TS Enthusiast Posts: 36   +6

    ...and pervs and dirty old men
     
  11. dirtyferret

    dirtyferret TS Enthusiast Posts: 62   +39

    "Gary Davis, chief consumer security evangelist at Intel Security, said consumers today remain fascinated with celebrity culture and go online to find the latest pop culture news"...yet Barry Manilow has not made the list for the tenth year in a row.
     
  12. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,700   +1,886

    Yo...!:p Although I have to say, Amy Schumer is a bit too robust for my taste.
     

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