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29/09/2015 15:56 BST | Updated 29/09/2015 16:59 BST

Kelly Brook Is The Riskiest Person To Search For According To Intel Security Report

Kelly Brook. Type that name in to Google if you dare.

A new study from security experts, Intel Security, has stated that the model is one of the riskiest names to search for online as related results include a number of websites that link to viruses and malware.

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This is the first time Brook has topped the list, knocking Cheryl Fernandez-Versini off the not-so-prized position.

According to Intel Security Most Dangerous Celebrities study, the top 10 names features Katie Price in second place.

X Factor judges Nick Grimshaw and Rita Ora came third and fourth respectively, while Victoria Beckham occupied fifth place.

“The desire for consumers to have access to the latest celebrity gossip can often make them vulnerable to cybercrime,” said Nick Viney, a Vice President at the company.

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“Most consumers are unaware of the potential risks they are exposing themselves to by clicking on sites that provide them with the latest news and entertainment. But cybercriminals are quick to exploit this desire for breaking celebrity news, leading consumers to sites that download harmful malware onto devices and steal their private data.”

So how do these names increase your device's exposure to viruses?

Intel security expert, Gary Davis, explains in a blog how cybercriminals capitalise on certain search terms to get us to download corrupt software.

"Cybercriminals might use the terms ‘free mp3’ or ‘torrent’ to entice you to download a seemingly-legitimate file that is, in reality, malicious."

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One of the best ways to ensure you don't download a virus, is to be wary of third-party links and sticking to official sources of news, Intel explained.

It is also best to avoid search terms such as “HD downloads” which is by far the highest virus-prone search term, the company reported.

The team arrived at their conclusion by testing various search phrases including, Kelly Brook HD downloads,” “Kelly Brook free MP4,” and “Kelly Brook torrent, across Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari and Firefox.