ChatGPT is an artificial intelligence program that has the ability to read and understand thousands of lines of text while being able to identify every word. ChatGPT was created by scientists after they found out that our body language and how we phrase things affect our interactions with people and how we see others. What we say, how fast or slow we talk, if our tone sounds friendly or harsh — all these things affect how someone moves or reacts in different situations.
AI has the potential to transform many parts of our life, including how we approach cybersecurity. However, it introduces new dangers and problems that must be properly controlled.
AI can be utilized in cybersecurity by creating intelligent systems that can identify and respond to cyber-attacks.
When someone asked the AI chatbot to write on AI and cyber dangers, this was the response. I’m sure by now you know I am talking about the most popular lad in town, ChatGPT.
OpenAI, an AI research and development company, launched ChatGPT (Generative Pre-trained Transformer) in November 2022, based on a variant of their InstructGPT model, which is trained on a vast pool of data to answer inquiries. When provided a thorough instruction, it engages in a conversational manner, confesses mistakes, and even rejects improper requests. Though it is now only accessible for beta testing, it has grown highly popular among the general population. OpenAI intends to release a more sophisticated version, ChatGPT-4, in 2023.
ChatGPT is unique among AI models in that it can write software in many languages, debug code, explain a complicated topic in multiple ways, prepare for an interview, and produce an essay. ChatGPT makes such jobs easier, including supplying the final product, similar to what one may accomplish through Web searches to understand these topics.
For quite some time, there has been an increase in the number of AI tools and apps. Prior to ChatGPT, the Lensa AI software and Dall-E 2 made waves for digitally producing pictures from the text. Though these applications produced excellent results that may be useful, the digital art community was outraged that their work, which was used to train these models, was now being used against them, raising serious privacy and ethical problems. Artists discovered that their work was utilized to train the model and is now being used by app users to take photos without their permission.
Pros and Cons
ChatGPT, like any new technology, has advantages and disadvantages and will have a substantial influence on the cybersecurity business.
AI is a potential technology for assisting in the development of improved cybersecurity products. Many people feel that expanding the use of AI and machine learning is vital to spotting possible dangers faster. ChatGPT might be critical in detecting and responding to cyberattacks, as well as increasing internal communication inside the business, during such situations. It might be used for bug bounty schemes as well. However, when there is technology, there are cyber risks that must not be neglected.
Good or Bad Code
ChatGPT will not write malware code if asked to do so; however, it does have safeguards in place, such as security mechanisms to detect improper requests.
However, in recent days, developers have attempted numerous methods to circumvent the protocols and succeeded in obtaining the necessary results. Instead of a direct prompt, if a prompt is specific enough to convey to the bot the procedures of developing the malware, it will respond to the prompt, essentially generating malware on demand.
Business Email Compromise
hatGPT excels in responding to any content inquiry, including emails and essays. This is especially true when combined with an attack approach known as business email compromise, or BEC.
Attackers employ BEC to produce a misleading email that convinces the receiver into supplying the attacker with the information or asset they desire.
Security technologies are frequently used to identify BEC assaults, but with ChatGPT, attackers may potentially have unique content for each email created for them by AI, making these attacks more difficult to detect.
Where Do We Go From Here?
When used properly, the ChatGPT tool may be transformative in many cybersecurity circumstances.
ChatGPT is correct with most specific requests, although it is not as exact as a human. The model trains itself more when more prompts are utilized.
It will be fascinating to see what possible applications, both good and bad, ChatGPT has. One thing is certain: the business cannot simply sit back and observe if it generates a security issue. AI threats are not a new phenomenon; rather, ChatGPT is displaying different examples that appear frightening. We anticipate that security firms will be more aggressive in implementing behavioral AI-based solutions to detect AI-generated threats.