Love Island’s Caroline Flack ‘is most dangerous celebrity to Google’

Internet security company McAfee has listed Love Island host Caroline Flack as the most dangerous celebrity to search for online.

The firm compiled a list of celebrity search pages which includes links to websites that could harm your computer.

This could include simply slowing down the machine, copying your private data or even gaining complete access of the device.

Caroline tops the rankings, knocking Kim Kardashian off the No1 spot – and, in general, reality stars rank lower this year than in 2018.

Alongside Caroline in the top three are Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams and comedian and talk show host James Corden.

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And rounding out the top five are popular singer Billie Eilish and newly married rapper Nicki Minaj.

Meanwhile, actor Josh Gad – who voices snowman Olaf in Frozen – is another risky name to search for.

Actress and reality star Mischa Barton, singer Sam Smith, New Rules songstress Dua Lipa and Miley Cyrus' ex Liam Hemsworth complete the top 10 list.

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The results pages for people searching for these celebrities can include links which trick users into going to websites that contain a virus.

Speaking of the risks, McAfee's chief scientist Raj Samani says he isn't surprised that Caroline features at the top of the list.

He said: "People want to keep up to date with the latest pop culture and celebrity news at any time from any device.

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"Often consumers put that speed and convenience over security by clicking on suspicious links that promise content featuring our favourite celebrities."

The company has two bits of advice for users who can't wait to get their pop culture hit.

The first is avoid visiting sites which claim to hold new snippets of songs, instead to wait for the official release.

The second is to stop using illegal streaming websites, while the third is to keep apps and anti-virus software completely updated.

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