The Dark Side of ChatGPT

The Dark Side of ChatGPT?: Artificial Intelligence Trends

As Oasis discusses in this blog post, the dark side of ChatGPT may be that it – and AI in general – has ramifications for cybersecurity.

Their post (The Dark Side of ChatGPT: How AI is Changing the Landscape of Cyber Security, available here) frames the absolute explosion of the popularity of ChatGPT (the conversational AI model created by OpenAI that has gained widespread attention for its impressive capabilities) this way:

“it took Netflix three and a half years to reach one million subscribers, Facebook ten months, and ChatGPT just five days”.

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But the post by Oasis focuses on the impact that ChatGPT could have on information security. While there are benefits that AI and machine learning have brought to the field of cyber security, ChatGPT represents a new level of potential risk. Oasis notes that: “While other AI tools have focused on detecting and preventing suspicious activity, ChatGPT has the ability to actively assist malicious actors in their efforts to compromise information systems.”

In the post, they “explore some of the specific ways in which ChatGPT could be used to facilitate cyber attacks” (using some screen shot examples), which is both enlightening and frightening.

Of course, I’m sure most hackers already knew this, so it’s good for you to consider as well to protect yourself. I’m sure there will be more on this topic to come.


As Uncle Ben told Peter Parker (aka, Spiderman), “with great power comes great responsibility”. Check out their blog post here to learn more about the dark side of ChatGPT as it applies to cybersecurity protection.

So, what do you think? Have you considered the cybersecurity ramifications for ChatGPT? Bet you are now! Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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