British cybersecurity firm issues warning against Microsoft ChatGPT – Cybersecurity Insiders

ChatGPT, the sensational chat app from Microsoft, has been identified as a threat to national security due to its increased sophistication in phishing scams. The fancy Silicon Valley feel powered by OpenAI has become a part of every tech discussion on LinkedIn and Redditt these days. People believe that it helps threat actors to launch cyber attacks.

Security firm Darktrace found that ChatGPT has the potential to help cybercriminals launch phishing emails, allowing adversaries to track more targets and customize attacks to a level that delivers safe results.

Therefore, the newly developed technology is a nightmare for us? Well, it depends on the mind that is using it. ChatGPT is a beautifully carved chatbot that has tons of information loaded and is capable of answering anything.

However, if the human mind wishes to use it to launch sophistication-driven cyber attacks, then what’s wrong with software?

For example, a group of scientists belonging to the Department of Virology were investigating an influenza virus in a Chinese laboratory in Wuhan. Somehow, the virus leaked from the research center and spread in a pandemic called COVID 19, which claimed millions of lives around the world.

Here the issue is not the development of the virus, since in practice it was done to create a medicine against it. But some human mind, either voluntarily or innocently, leaked it to the world and today we have reached a stage where we are discussing our lives before and after the lockdown.

So, Darktrace has issued a statement that ChatGPT can be used as a catalyst to launch phishing scams. But at the same time, it has the potential to greatly simplify our lives… doesn’t it?

NOTE: Since March last week, Apple Inc will introduce its users with a new app called WatchGPT, which brings all the power of conversational AI app to the wrist. It will be available on Apple’s App Store starting on the 21st of this month and will eliminate the need for users to open the browser, type in the URL, and then take advantage of the service.


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