Model and actress Ruby Rose has been named the “most dangerous celebrity on the internet” by cybersecurity firm McAfee.
The 32-year-old Aussie, who once played an inmate in “Orange Is The New Black”, is a search engine security risk according to the California-based software company’s latest survey.
Online interest in Rose recently increased when it was announced she will play Batwoman in the upcoming CW series. However, McAfee warns that users searching for the former MTV VJ are at risk of clicking suspicious links and downloading dangerous malware.
The data was compiled from McAfee’s own site ratings and by using searches on Google, Bing and Yahoo.
Reality-tv star Kristin Cavallari, whose new show “Very Cavallari” premiered on E! this past July, came in at No. 2 on the list. She is followed by French actress Marion Cotillard (No. 3), the original “Wonder Woman” Lynda Carter (No. 4), and “Bridesmaids” actress Rose Byrne (No. 5).
Rounding out the top ten is “Will & Grace” star Debra Messing (No. 6), reality-tv star Kourtney Kardashian (No. 7), “Justice Leauge” actress Amber Heard (No. 8), TV host Kelly Ripa (No. 9), and actor Brad William Henke (No. 10), the second “Orange Is The New Black” star in the top ten.
2018’s data on the “most dangerous Canadian celebrity on the internet” has been released and singer/songwriter Jann Arden tops the list.
According to McAfee, “How I Met Your Mother” star Cobie Smulders comes in a close second, followed by fellow thespians Carrie-Anne Moss (No. 3), Ellen Page (No. 4), Evangeline Lilly (No. 5), Rachel McAdams (No. 6), and Neve Campbell (No. 7). Singers Avril Lavigne and Celine Dion appeared at Nos. 8 and 9 respectively, and actor Pamela Anderson rounded out the top 10.
Arden dethroned last year’s “most dangerous”, Shawn Mendes.
“In our hyper-connected world, it’s important for consumers to think before they click to be sure that they are landing on safe digital content and protecting themselves from cybersecurity threats that may be used to infect their devices or steal their identity,” wrote Gary Davis, chief consumer security evangelist at McAfee.
“So whether you’re looking up what Ruby did on the latest ‘Orange is the New Black’ episode, or what Kristin Cavallari wore the latest awards show, make sure you’re searching the internet safely.”
Rose has toppled last year’s most dangerous celeb, Avril Lavigne, who featured alongside a music-heavy list, including Bruno Mars, Justin Bieber, Zayn Malik, Celine Dion, and Beyonce.