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Whats The Risk? 3 Things To Know About Chatbots & Cybersecurity
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edyang
edyang,
User Rank: Apprentice
9/19/2016 | 12:44:55 PM
As tech advances, so do threats...
It's an exciting time. Artificial intelligence, machine learning, chatbots, self-driving cars, augmented reality games. But as technology advances, it's a given that there will be cybersecurity threats. The difference will be the magnitude of the impact. What if malware infected chatbots siphoned financial data, or worse social security numbers, from unsuspecting users? What if IoT health care devices were hacked? It's an exciting but also a dangerous time.
EdnaBaron
EdnaBaron,
User Rank: Apprentice
9/21/2016 | 6:25:29 AM
Re: As tech advances, so do threats...
Chatbot technology is one of the highly discussed part and this article describes each and every important points related to this particular area of technology. Cyber security is more important and it plays important role to keep confidential data. 
Whoopty
Whoopty,
User Rank: Ninja
9/21/2016 | 7:51:38 AM
Criminal
The criminal chat bots is a really interesting idea. I wonder if people will become less concious of their own security when talking to bots, as they will assume they are from a legitimate source?

They may assume that bots are stupid, but I doubt anyone would expect a bot to screw them over. 
MikeBaker
MikeBaker,
User Rank: Author
9/28/2016 | 1:50:03 PM
Re: Criminal
That's a good question-

My impression has been that the average consumer isn't even aware of what chat bots are, or that they're in use. Until the awareness increases, criminal chat bots could be the perfect way for for bad actors to programatically split-test out different approaches/questions/scenarios to what's only been used up until now in old-fashioned social engineering based attempts.
edyang
edyang,
User Rank: Apprentice
9/29/2016 | 12:01:59 PM
Re: Criminal
Good point. I bet if you ask the average person what a chatbot is, they'll stare at you blankly...
AshishJ981
AshishJ981,
User Rank: Apprentice
1/19/2018 | 6:26:29 AM
Re: As tech advances, so do threats...

The question also comes that can platforms that integrates with chatbot platforms provide end to end encryption? And if not, then how is this communication channel secure (given that it doesn't have end-to-end encryption. We at Engati www.engati.com have started the journey. Do read our collection of blogs at Engati.com, test our platform and provide us feedback.



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