Kim Kardashian and Ruby Rose named most unsafe celebrities to search online

Isaac Cain
October 5, 2018

Kourtney Kardashian comes in at No. 7, while sister Kim doesn't make America's top ten, trailing in at No. 19.

Orange Is The New Black actress Ruby Rose topped a USA version of the list, which measures how many search results featuring a celebrity's name contain links to potentially malicious websites.

NEW YORK (AP) — Ruby Rose has played some risky characters, like an inmate in "Orange Is the New Black" and a scientist battling a prehistoric shark in "The Meg".

Internet security company McAfee said Rose is the most unsafe celebrity in 2018, which means search results generate risky links to potentially malicious websites.

It says cybercriminals have been known to use well-known celebrities to trick a person into accessing links that go straight to malicious sites.

Reality TV star, Kristin Cavallari finished behind Rose at number two, followed by actress Marion Cotillard (number three), the original Wonder Woman Lynda Carter (number four), actress Rose Byrne (number five), star of Will and Grace Debra Messing (number six), reality TV star Kourtney Kardashian (number seven), actress Amber Heard (number eight), morning TV show host Kelly Ripa (number nine) and, finally, actor Brad William Henke round out the top 10.

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McAfee chief scientist Raj Samani said: "We live in a fast-paced world that's heavily influenced by pop culture and social media, with endless opportunities to pick and choose which entertainment options we prefer to enjoy from a variety of connected devices".

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star was closely followed by Naomi Campbell and her older sis Kourtney Kardashian was the third most unsafe to stalk, er, we mean search.

Singer Avril Lavigne took last year's top spot but fell to number 30 on this year's list.

McAfee also published a USA list, which saw Orange Is The New Black star and new Batwoman Ruby Rose claim the top spot.

The cyber-security firm has offered advice on how to stay safe online.

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