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Open AI developed ChatGPT, an open-source chatbot. It is driven by Open AI’s GPT-3 model, a sophisticated deep learning system. To generate human-like speech, the GPT-3 model is trained on billions of data points. It has been created to mimic real conversation and appropriately answer to questions.
ChatGPT is an open-source chatbot, which implies that anyone can view and alter its code. This is a security problem because bad actors can alter the code and exploit it to launch cyberattacks. Furthermore, the GPT-3 model is trained on billions of data points, implying that it has access to a massive amount of data. Malicious actors can use this information to launch targeted attacks.
ChatGPT also poses a security issue in that it can be used to produce spam and phishing emails. The GPT-3 model can be used by spammers to send convincing emails that look to be from legitimate sources. Personal information, such as passwords and credit card details, can be stolen through these emails.
Malicious actors can also use ChatGPT to propagate malware. Malware is harmful software that can be used to steal sensitive data, hijack computers, and perform other unwanted tasks.
How to Safely Use ChatGPT
Given the potential security dangers of ChatGPT, it is critical to take precautions. Here are some pointers to keep your data safe:
- Network Detection and Response NDR: For mid-to-large enterprises, a robust solution to continuously monitor your network for harmful behaviour is required.
- Use a safe password: A strong password is the first line of protection against data theft for individuals. Make careful you choose a password that is both unique and difficult to guess.
- Enable two-factor authentication: Enabling two-factor authentication (2FA) adds an additional degree of security to your account. In addition to your password, you must input a code provided to your phone or email.
- Update your software: Keep your operating system and other software up to date. This will help protect you from security flaws.
- Use antivirus software to protect yourself from malware, phishing emails, and other security dangers.
- Keep an eye on your accounts: Keep an eye on your accounts for any strange activity. If you see anything out of the ordinary, contact your bank or credit card company right once.
Overall, ChatGPT is a robust open-source chatbot that organisations may utilise to provide rapid and effective customer assistance. However, if not used correctly, it can provide certain security problems. As a result, we’ve talked about the security concerns of ChatGPT and how to avoid them.
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