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Cameron Diaz, Julia Roberts, Jessica Biel Riddled With Infections

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Apparently dissatisfied with a computer system that crashes only periodically, Intel snatched up security giant McAfee for $7.68 billion in cash. The chip maker reportedly intends to integrate McAfee's security protection into its hardware as well as software and "to ultimately better protect consumers, corporations and governments as billions of devices – and the server and cloud networks that manage them – go online."

And as a bonus to Intel employees fond of Google Image Search, McAfee is a wealth of celebrity searches most likely to lead browsers to a malicious site.

Four years running, McAfee's Most Dangerous Celebrities list -- a name it trademarked, folks -- has announced 2010's 50 of the most virus-riddled household names in the world. Dave Marcus, security researcher for McAfee Labs, remarks that although this year has safer searches, "there are still dangers when searching online."

And leading the pack of the dirtiest, filthiest celebrities is Cameron Diaz whose search results "yields a ten percent chance of landing on a website that's tested positive for online threats, such as spyware, adware, spam, phishing, viruses and other malware." She's come so far since The Mask, hasn't she?

Julia Roberts and Jessica Biel round out the top three virus prone, and Brad Pitt marks the first male presence at number five -- proving males can carry the bug, too.

McAfee warns to be wary of Victoria's Secret models as Gisele Bündchen, Adriana Lima, and Heidi Klum come in at numbers four, six, and nine, respectively. Those mite-infested wings could be to blame.

And coming in last, surprisingly, are Barack Obama and Sarah Palin. Apparently, vehement blogger hatred doesn't always lend itself to malware.

It can be argued that Intel vastly overpaid for a company responsible for a cyber security suite even buggier than the sites it's licensed to defend, but at least it knows now to be wary when browsing True Blood clips of Anna Paquin.
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