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How will AI reshuffle the cybersecurity cards?

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Apr16,2024

 How AI will shake up the cybersecurity game ;?

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The worm is in the apple. Cybersecurity researchers have developed a computer worm capable of infesting artificial intelligence systems to steal data, send spam or spread malware. Malice will experience a new era.

The information comes from the American site Wired, reported by Courrier International. Called Moris II, the computer worm to which the researchers gave birth uses an “adversarial self-replicating prompt”, self-replicating instructions. Concretely, this is a technique for “manipulating” the machine: with a specific prompt (a textual instruction), the worm trains the AI ​​to generate another prompt itself. Thus, “he is capable of manipulating them to make them reveal information contained in an email or to make them spread spam via a mailbox.” 

“In short, this means that it is now possible to carry out a completely new kind of cyberattack,” explains Ben Nassi, a researcher at Cornell Tech. He and other researchers conducted the study using Google's Gemini Pro, OpenAI's ChatGPT 4.0, and University of Wisconsin-Madison's LLaVA. In their case, the experience remains “virtual” and controlled. But according to their report, this type of cybersecurity attack could occur in real conditions within two years maximum.

OpenAI (ChatGPT) promised on this subject that it would work to ensure that its systems are “more resilient” and that developers “use methods that ensure they do not use harmful commands.”

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Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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