Cybersecurity experts warn of the most common uses of ChatGPT features by cybercriminals. Knowing them will help you avoid them.
The growing popularity of ChatGPT has brought up a multitude of issues. It is everywhere, science, work, art and also in cybersecurity. Cybercriminals could be using artificial intelligence to commit crimes, And worst of all, they don’t require great experts for it.
In addition to its ability to generate text, ChatGPT opens the door to an unsettling scenario where the chatbot can be guided to find hidden information in images, imperceptible to humans but detectable by machines. Information that remains, for example, reflected in glass or mirrors, or the identification of people in photos.
The experts identify three main areasaccording to many more possible, in which cybercriminals could be taking advantage of ChatGPT: mass phishing, reverse engineering and clever malware.
The first, the mass Phishing, is facilitated by the power of ChatGPT, allowing cybercriminals to create personalized emails in a matter of minutes, posing as official institutions or banks.
The reverse engineering benefits from ChatGPT as it can understand and explain the operation of binary code or obfuscated code. This gives less advanced hackers the ability to tamper with software and gain access to a company’s servers.
Lastly, the smart malware powered by ChatGPT it allows hackers to make autonomous decisions and extract information automatically, even by examining more data than a human could process. This autonomy increases the danger and could lead to an increase in attacks targeting businesses.
ChatGPT, fake reviews and low quality content
Added to the problem of hackers and cybercriminals, we find the fraudulent use of ChatGPT to generate spam or low-quality content on the Internet, for example, with fake book reviews or automatically generated Amazon product reviews.
Although algorithms and moderation systems try to detect and eliminate these practices fraudulent, some individuals and companies continue to try to cheat the system to make a profit, and there are even jailbreaks that try to get around the limits.