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Valentine's Day, 5 cyber threats from online dating


The popularity of online dating is steadily growing, as evidenced by the use of artificial intelligence on the OkCupid app, as well as threats from cybercriminals trying to exploit Valentine's Day texting. (HANDLE)

Are you more introverted or extroverted?

What do you value most in a partner?

How do you know when to take a relationship to the next level?

Rather simple questions asked online as a prelude to a 'match', a meeting between two people looking for each other on a dating app.

But to formulate them is the now ubiquitous Artificial Intelligence (AI) which can make the spark strike like a new Cupid.

The dating app OkCupid took care of using technology and asked ChatGpt, the software of the moment that has become a real technological catchphrase, to prepare a series of questions to propose to users of the service to get to know each other.

A clever gimmick close to Valentine's Day, a period which however is increasingly being exploited by cybercriminals.

"The OpenAI chatbot wrote questions for us that will optimize our algorithm," OkCupid manager Michael Kaye told Mashable.

ChatGpt has identified six fundamental questions on which the first approach to a report on the app should be based.

Are you a morning person or a night person?

What's your favorite way to spend a weekend?

How do you manage to balance your needs with those of your partner in a relationship?, are the other questions incorporated by the platform.

According to Kaye, users who use these questions can get 40% better matches on OkCupid, compared to those who choose other ones.

The questions have been answered more than 125,000 times - reports Mashable - the method has found favor with Generation Z,

OkCupid is not the only dating app to have discovered the usefulness of chatbots, i.e. the software that has opened the race for so-called 'conversational' artificial intelligence in which technological giants such as Google and Microsoft are competing.

In December, the Wall Street Journal reported the news of Anthony Rivera, a developer who had set up a date using only soundbites generated directly by ChatGpt.

There's even a startup, Keys AI, which launched an app that can autonomously manage conversations on Tindr, Bumble, Grindr and Hinge.

And some Tinder and TikTok users have experimented with ChatGpt to create useful content to generate the interest of other users. 

These technological experiments open to ethical reflections without forgetting that the growing popularity of online dating platforms is increasingly the target of cybercriminals, especially on Valentine's Day.

According to the security firm Kaspersky, phishing for financial fraud or identity theft, doxing, i.e. the public sharing of a user's personal information, and stalkerware, a type of software that can be secretly installed on a device to monitor your online activities and track your location.

Source: ansa

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