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ChatGPT Security Tips: Protecting Your Privacy in the Age of AI


ChatGPT Security Tips: Protecting Your Privacy in the Age of AI

As business owners, we have access to an almost infinite amount of information thanks to the ever-evolving world of technology. The advent of advanced Artificial Intelligence Chatbots has impacted the way businesses acquire and use information for their daily needs.

Today, we take a closer look at ChatGPT, a powerful AI language model that we’ve come to rely on for various tasks. While ChatGPT is a marvel of innovation, it’s not immune to potential security risks. Thus, it is essential to stay informed about its potential vulnerabilities. 

OpenAI assures its users that they are making the software more secure, but it is still relatively new, and cybercriminals have already found ways to bypass the AI’s filters with confusing prompts.

Fortunately, there are ways to protect your personal data while going about your activities on the platform:

1. Don’t disclose private information in your prompts

ChatGPT is not a confidential platform, hence whatever information you give it can be reviewed by the AI developers and trainers.

For that reason, it is advised to be mindful of sharing sensitive or private information while using the platform’s prompt feature.

2. Stop ChatGPT from using your data to train itself

By default, ChatGPT is set to use any relevant information you provide to the program to train itself. This means whatever data you give it remains (and is monitored) on openAI’s server. 

However, there is a way to prevent your data from being used to train the AI, and that is by toggling off the “Chat History and Training feature”.

You can read more about the feature here

Note: Disabling this feature will erase your subsequent chat history as well.

3. Be careful when installing browser extensions from “ChatGPT”

Several fake ChatGPT extensions have been created for the purpose of phishing user credentials (like site passwords and usernames) and other sensitive data.

In fact, a recent case study revealed that thousands of business Facebook accounts were compromised after installing a fake ChatGPT extension.

In general, it’s safer to avoid AI browser extensions but if you absolutely need to use them, consider subscribing to a web browser security tool like Browser Security Plus or any other reputable security software.

As AI becomes increasingly integrated into our ecosystem, safeguarding our private and sensitive information becomes crucial. However, it’s also important to remember that AI can be a powerful tool when used correctly. To explore some best practices for getting the best out of ChatGPT securely, stay tuned for our upcoming blog post.