In its forecast of cyber security threats for 2024, security research group FortiGuard Labs (USA) pointed out that artificial intelligence (AI) technology is becoming a “weapon” that cyber attackers use. use. The application of AI in cyber attacks includes bypassing security algorithms and creating deepfake videos to simulate behavior and voice to deceive users. It is expected that in the near future, hackers will utilize AI in creative ways, posing great challenges for security systems.
One of hacker’s tricks is to use artificial intelligence to create fake personal profiles. Instead of using information from social media platforms and public websites to create fake profiles, hackers use AI to uniquely combine information, creating fake profiles with high authenticity. This increases the likelihood of success in fraudulent activities, posing challenges to identifying and handling “virtual people” online.
Password security also becomes more difficult with AI intervention. Traditional password detection methods rely on predicting and testing many different character strings, but the emergence of machine learning helps AI analyze password patterns frequently used by humans, significantly reducing time required for this process.
AI is also capable of bypassing password protection measures, including blocking access when there are many incorrect entries. By identifying the rules of the security system, artificial intelligence can regulate the password detection speed to avoid detection. Some AI models are even trained to handle captchas themselves, the tool that differentiates between robots and users when logging in.
However, according to FortiGuard Labs, AI can also be applied to deal with cyber attacks. In a recent report, the team at Fortinet successfully used AutoGPT, an AI system based on the GPT-4 model, to improve network security. AutoGPT receives tasks from humans and automatically takes steps to enhance security without human intervention, from analyzing to making decisions and finding the necessary security tools.