Cybercriminals snub "Slumdog Millionaire" for "Frost Nixon," says McAfee



    MARKHAM, ON, Feb. 19 /CNW/ - "Slumdog Millionaire" maybe odds-on for
victory at the Oscars this Sunday but "Frost Nixon" is the hot favorite for
cybercriminals, according to Internet security company McAfee. "Frost Nixon"
earns the dubious honour of being the most dangerous Oscar-tipped movie to
search for in cyberspace.
    Checking in on this year's Oscar nominees can be seriously damaging to
your PC. Cybercriminals are using Oscar nominees, and their images, to lure
Internet surfers, looking for the latest gossip, pictures and screen savers,
to "fake" Web sites that look legitimate.
    Fans searching for the "Reader" star, Kate Winslet, "Kate Winslet
pictures," and screen savers, have a 20 percent chance of visiting a risky
site and possibly having their PCs threatened by spyware, spam, phishing,
adware, viruses and other malware. To stay on top of the latest Oscar gossip
without the dangers, fans can use McAfee's SiteAdvisor technology, a free Web
download that automatically ranks Web sites and alerts users to potential
dangers.

    
    The most dangerous Oscar nominees to seek out online are...

    -   Most dangerous actor: Brad Pitt
    -   Most dangerous actress: Kate Winslet
    -   Most dangerous supporting actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman
    -   Most dangerous supporting actress: Penelope Cruz
    -   Most dangerous film: Frost Nixon
    





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For further information: If you would like to talk with a McAfee
researcher expert/spokesperson for advice on how to stay safe online in the
run up to the Oscars, please contact: David Eisenstadt/Beth Merrick, The
Communications Group Inc., 1-800-267-4476/(416) 696-9900 ext 36/40,
deisenstadt@tcgpr.com/bmerrick@tcgpr.com

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