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The Dangers of Aquaman

Many people are fascinated by superheroes such as Superman, Green Lantern, and Batman. But you should always remember that whatever fascinates large numbers of the public also sparks the interest of identity thieves. These criminals set up phony websites and links on these websites that are traps for the unwary and can result in Internet surfers downloading keystroke-logging malware that can steal all the information from your computer and make you a victim of identity theft. Security software company McAfee released a list of the most dangerous superheroes of the Internet. Surprisingly, at the top of the list, with 18.60 percent of searches resulting in tainted websites, is DC superhero Aquaman, which is surprising because he doesn’t even have a movie. Close behind Aquaman, at 18.22 percent, is Marvel Comics’ Mr. Fantastic. The rest of the list in order is The Hulk, Wonder Woman, Daredevil, Iron Man, Superman, Thor, Green Lantern, Cyclops, Wolverine, Invisible Woman, Batman, Captain America, and last but not least your friendly neighborhood Spider Man, who, although having only 11.15 percent of tainted websites, still poses a significant risk to the unwary. Thus, Aquaman is even more dangerous than the most dangerous woman on the Internet, Emma Watson of Harry Potter fame. Internet searches of her will lead you to tainted websites loaded with viruses and malware 12.5 percent of the time. Also among the most dangerous women on the Internet are Eva Mendes, Halle Berry, Salma Hayek, and Sofia Vergara.

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