Fans of glamour girl Jordan could be putting themselves at risk by searching for the latest gossip about her on the web, says McAfee.

Research by the security vendor revealed that web users searching for updates on Jordan's antics have a 16 percent chance of navigating through to a website that is loaded with malware, spyware and viruses.

Similarly, those searching for the latest scandal involving Brit actor Jude Law have a 15 percent chance of getting caught by dodgy websites while 13 percent of websites that claim to have the latest info on Victoria Beckham are loaded with malware.

"Cyber crooks capitalising on the public obsession with celebrities and current events is nothing new. Week-in-week-out, we see online scams linked in to dodgy emails, websites and Twitter updates, which are closely linked to the latest celebrity gossip and high-profile news storie," says Greg Day, principal security analyst at McAfee.

"A quick flick across the front pages of the latest popular newspapers and magazines offers a fairly reliable snapshot of where the criminals will focus their efforts next."

Day advised web users to only use trusted sources and "steer clear of unknown and potentially risky websites".

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