Remember Sk8er Boi, the pop angst teen anthem with a number in the title and a chorus that rhymed boy with boy?
If the answer’s yes, then you probably remember Avril Lavigne, the Canadian singer famed for wearing a neck tie with a singlet and later for marring into the rock music royal family that is Nickelback.
According to McAfee cyber securities, Avril is the most dangerous thing on the internet – or at least the most dangerous celebrity. Forget the long-term effects of porn, trojan viruses or Donald Trump – the riskiest thing on the web is Little Miss Complicated.
McAfee released its annual report outlining the riskiest search results on the web and hopes to “reveal which celebrities generate the riskiest search results that could potentially expose their fans to malicious websites”.
Apparently, the bad guys of the internet – who frequently look for ways to trick web users into downloading malware, viruses and other online nasties – use common celebrity searches.
With Lavigne recently announcing her four-year hiatus from making music is about to end as she drops some sweet new tracks (hey, who knew?), the online scammers saw their perfect opportunity to strike.
Those at the pointy end of the list in the past include a who’s who of celebrities – including Bruno Mars, Emma Watson and Celine Dion – with others such as Carly Rae Jepsen and Zayn Malik probably playing on the trust of younger web users.