You may want to take extra security precautions on your computer before your next online search.
According to Intel Security’s ninth annual Most Dangerous Celebrities study, Luke Bryan is the second most dangerous celebrity to search for online. Simply typing Bryan’s name into a search engine puts you at an 18 percent risk of infecting your computer with malware, which can steal passwords and personal information.
Searching for downloadable content, including music or video files, puts you at the highest risk for these attacks.
“Celebrity names combined with the terms ‘free MP4, ‘HD downloads,’ or ‘torrent’ are some of the most searched terms on the Web,” Stacey Conner, online safety expert at Intel Security said. “When consumers search for music that is not made available through legitimate channels, they put both their digital lives and devices at risk.”
Kenny Chesney was the only other country star to make the list, coming in at number 13. In order to keep yourself safe while searching, Intel recommends only using well-known sites to download music and any other content, as well as installing extra security software that will delete and prevent the installation of malware on your computer.