A popular actress has earned the dubious distinction of being named the most dangerous celebrity on the Web, the Detroit Free Press reports. The actress is Emma Watson, one of the stars of the “Harry Potter” series and a star of the new feature “The Perks of Being a Wallflower.”
Watson was named the 2012 Most Dangerous Celebrity by the computer safety company McAfee, replacing Heidi Klum, who held the title last year. The designation is based on the risk of bad links, viruses and malware when doing a search for a particular celebrity on the Web.
Jessica Biel came in at No. 2 this year, followed by Eva Mendes.
The report notes: “Women, according to McAfee, are more dangerous than men. ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel ranks as No. 13 on the dangerous list and he’s the only male in this year’s top 20.”