Always use protection …when it comes to your computer!
Cuz thanks to trending topics like Kristen Stewart's affair, it's easier for spammers and malware creators to prey on unsuspecting pop culture enthusiasts!
According to Barracuda's Daniel Peck, 20-25% of online KStew content is host to malicious material.
Michael Gregg, COO of Superior Solutions, says:
"Spammers and malware creators are always looking for some current trends to lure people using search engines. Both Twilight and Snow White are popular targets. These techniques run the gamut from keyword stuffing targeted back links with terms such as 'Kristen Stewart Was Taped.' Regardless of the technique used, the end effect is to push the malicious site up to the first or second page of the search engine."
While we can assure you that PerezHilton.com is obviously not part of the 20-25%, we still urge you to download a reputable anti-virus program ASAP!!
We wouldn't want any of you perezcious readers coming in contact with some of the slime these malware creators bug you with on other sites!!
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