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The judgement of Paris

Paris Hilton, Paris Hilton, Paris Hilton. Arntcha sick of her? No, neither are we.

In fact, we can't get enough of the world's most celebrated heiress and crybaby jailbird. Partly because of her inexplicably brilliant musical output, but mainly because of the effect her airheaded brand of self-absorption has on po-faced cultural commentators.

Still, there are down sides to these sorts of obsessions, and one of these is the risk of techno-meltdown. Following, er, hot on the heels of last summer's Paris Hilton virus scandal, it's been officially confirmed that Ms Hilton is the most dangerous celebrity to search for on the internet.

According to McAfee, which has compiled a list of the ten riskiest cyber-celebs, "cybercrooks are now using popular celebrities' names to infiltrate your PC to make money with spyware, adware, spam etc and even gather information to commit ID theft."

Cristiano Ronaldo, incidentally, came in third, presumably because his website falls over whenever you go near it. (Ha ha!)


Press release follows:

We all love celebrity gossip – catching up on what our favourite stars are doing, what they are wearing and who they are dating. However, while we scour the web to see who's hot and who's not, we risk picking up some nasties along the way.

McAfee has uncovered that Cybercrooks are now using popular celebrities’ names to infiltrate your PC to make money with spyware, adware, spam etc and even gather information to commit ID theft.

McAfee used SiteAdvisor, their free web-browser tool, to reveal the top 10 riskiest celebrities in cyberspace:
1) Paris Hilton
2) Amy Winehouse
3) Cristiano Ronaldo
4) Britney Spears
5) Heidi Klum
6) Pete Doherty, Valentino Rossi
7) José Mourinho
8) Madeleine Bernadotte (Royal Princess in Sweden)
9) Charlize Theron, Elisabetta Canalis and Nicolas Sarkozy
10) Antonio Banderas

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