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Chatbots Could Be The Next Big Hacking Tool—Here’s How To Defend Yourself

Via Lifewire — Chatbots are getting a lot of attention for making inappropriate comments, and now it turns out they might be used to steal your data.

Researchers have found a way to make Bing’s artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot ask for user information. The new method could be a convenient tool for hackers. There’s growing concern that chatbots could be used for malicious purposes, including scams.

“You could use AI chatbots to make your message sound more believable,” Murat Kantarcioglu, a professor of computer science at The University of Texas at Dallas, told Lifewire in an email interview. “Eventually, fake texts could be almost as good as real texts.”

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Source | Lifewire


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