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Online Emma Watson searches deemed 'most dangerous'

Emma Watson appears in a promotional photo posted on her Twitter page in 2011. (twitter.com/emwatson)

September 10, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Actress Emma Watson leads the latest list of most dangerous celebrities to search for online.

The "Harry Potter" star is the favorite celebrity bait for cyber criminals trying to lure Internet users to download malicious software or give up personal information.

McAfee, a security technology company, says when searching for Watson, there's a one-in-eight chance of landing on a malicious site.

Other celebs on the list include Jessica Biel, Eva Mendes, Selena Gomez and Halle Berry.

This is the sixth time the Intel-owned security technology company has conducted the study, which was last year topped by Heidi Klum. Female celebrities are far more likely to be utilized by cyber criminals: late-night host Jimmy Kimmel was the only male in the top 20.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.