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Artificial intelligence and machine learning help hackers steal identities

Artificial intelligence has many applications, but if it falls into the wrong hands, it can be used to launch a cyber attack.

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Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning have been around for many years. A computer or any smart device can work as efficiently as a human being in reading and computing data. Through AI, a device can perceive the environment and take necessary actions to increase chances of success.

AI and machine learning have aided users in securing big data. For example, many organizations are spending a lot of money to boost their defense systems.

Concern of cybersecurity specialists

Cybersecurity professionals have found many threats to important information and data in recent years. With the help of AI, they were able to take measures to combat them. However, it is a major concern that hackers themselves are exploiting AI to steal sensitive information.

Hackers and attackers

Regardless of companies having great AI strategies, hackers and attackers continue to find ways to circumnavigate securities. This goes to say that most of our important data are still in danger of getting compromised.

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Hackers can use artificial intelligence in evil ways. (Photo by DepositPhotos)

Hackers are also using the same machine learning and intelligence strategies to get online passwords, credit card numbers, ATM PINs and a lot more. They have also been found to be using AI to develop more complicated and advanced level of threats to our security systems.

Staying ahead of the new risks

No doubt, hackers have a huge amount of creativity that makes them successful in breaching firewalls. Today, cybersecurity professionals should be able to think out of the box and always stay ahead of new possible risks to security systems.

DISCLAIMER: This article expresses my own ideas and opinions. Any information I have shared are from sources that I believe to be reliable and accurate. I did not receive any financial compensation in writing this post, nor do I own any shares in any company I’ve mentioned. I encourage any reader to do their own diligent research first before making any investment decisions.

(Featured image via DepositPhotos.)

Naeem K. Manz is an experienced blogger, digital content & social marketer. Author of quality websites and contributor to search giants like Yahoo Finance, MSN. He is passionate on covering topics like business strategy, startups & entrepreneurship. 

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