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Male 7th Heaven Fans Likely to be Infected by Malware

| 26 Aug 2009 09:54
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Because why else would a male be watching 7th Heaven other than to ogle at Jessica Biel?

A McAfee annual survey has named Jessica Biel this year's most likely celebrity to net web surfers a malware infection. Downloading Jessica Biel "wallpapers, screensavers, photos, and videos" could lead to much less joy than previously anticipated.

In fact, there is a one-in-five chance that an internet search for Jessica Biel will lead to a site hosting "spyware, malware, viruses, adware, spam, or phishing scams." In Jessica's defense, just about any search seems to have the same chance for me.

McAfee pointed out that Jessica Biel screensavers are a particularly troubling item, giving downloaders just a 50% chance to remain uninfected. So, maybe it would be best to stick to starfield to avoid burn-in for now. I just feel bad for all those wholesome 7th Heaven fans simply looking for a sweet church-going girl to grace their computer screens.

According to McAfee Avert Labs VP Jeff Green, cybercriminals follow celebrity popularity to determine what types of media to disguise malicious software in. I can just imagine how many must follow TMZ like hawks.

On a side note, Jessica Biel is going to be in the upcoming Thor movie according to her IMDb, which will undoubtedly bring her to the top of the list again for the year the movie releases, assuming it's not terrible. This also makes her much cooler.

Source: Ars Technica

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