The Top 10 Most Dangerous Celebrities to Google — Yes, We Said Dangerous
We've all Googled a celebrity at one time or another. Maybe we wanted to know if they'd be on screen soon, or if they were dating someone. Maybe we wanted to know the net worth of Queen Elizabeth, Amal Clooney, and Courteney Cox. Or maybe we were just really really bored. But regardless of the motive here, we here at the InStyle are here to forewarn you that sometimes doing that is dangerous.
Hold the gasps and let us explain. According to the cybersecurity company McAfee, some celeb Google search results are more likely than others to expose searchers to malicious websites, and in a good faith effort to inform the masses, they released their 12th annual list of the top 10 most dangerous celebrities on Google.
If you spy a star you like on the 2018 list though, don't worry too much, because they are not forever doomed to spread malware and discontent to curious internet users. Last year's number one Avril Lavigne didn't even scratch this year's top 10, so there's hope after all.
Prepare your browsers accordingly.
1. Ruby Rose
Rose dethrones Lavigne as THE most dangerous celebrity to Google. Consider yourself warned.
2. Kristin Cavallari
She's more The Hills than The Hills Have Eyes, but searching for her can still be scary.
3. Marion Cotillard
Be cautious: Googling her is apparently risky.
4. Lynda Carter
Being Wonder Woman does not make you exempt from this list. Sorry Lynda Carter.
5. Rose Byrne
What's with the Roses bringing bad internet results this year?
6. Debra Messing
Hopefully her Will & Grace fans won't be digging for more info on the star anytime soon.
7. Kourtney Kardashian
Surprisingly, she was the only member of the Kar-Jenner clan to scratch the top 10.
8. Amber Heard
Amber, have you HEARD you're a risky Google search? (Sorry, we'll see ourselves out).
9. Kelly Ripa
How can someone so smiley cause so much digital chaos?
10. Brad William Henke
If you had to look up the former NFL player and star of Orange Is the New Black on Google, that's kind of counterintuitive.