How will mobile security be affected by widespread artificial intelligence use?

Generative AI is becoming increasingly popular and will certainly lead to issues with misuse.

ChatGPT, Bard, and other generative artificial intelligence tools are rapidly increasing in popularity worldwide, and experts are now bracing for the impact this will have on mobile security.

Just as these tools help with productivity and efficiency, they can also pose a serious risk of misuse.

Not long after generative AI tools were launched, they had already started to be used for mobile security threats such as malware, many of which have been worked into official app store offerings. These tools have also become notorious for the phishing campaigns they create for emails and messages, and even a malicious YouTube video.

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Experts are cautioning businesses in particular that they will need to be particularly careful with their security efforts. Recommendations are being made to ensure that new hires and existing employees alike be trained with skills that will align with the increasing growth of artificial intelligence, not only in terms of its use but also to know how to protect themselves from its misuse.

Companies have been increasingly delegating tasks to AI instead of human employees in order to inexpensively reduce workloads. That said, while workers are picking up the use of AI in terms of using it to complete various activities, they are not keeping up with online and mobile security trends nearly as quickly.

The lack of knowledge and strategy for mobile security could rapidly become a problem.

This is the case with individuals, but especially with businesses. For instance, including to a recent Check Point Research report found that Google’s generative AI, Bard, imposes nearly no restrictions with regards to the way that it can be used for the creation of phishing emails, and that few manipulations are required to reach that goal. Moreover, it can also be used for the development of malware keyloggers.

Though some companies have banned the use of AI tools on corporate devices and networks in order to enhance their mobile security for the moment, it is clear that this is only a temporary measure. This technology doesn’t appear to be going anywhere, and businesses will need to come up with the right strategies and tools to protect themselves as it continues to replace people in the completion of a full range of tasks.

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