A program that can mimic online flirtation and then extract personal information
from its unsuspecting conversation partners is making the rounds in Russian chat
forums, according to security software firm PC Tools.
artificial intelligence of CyberLover's automated chats is good enough that
victims have a tough time distinguishing the "bot" from a real potential suitor,
PC Tools said. The software can work quickly too, establishing up to 10
relationships in 30 minutes, PC Tools said. It compiles a report on every person
it meets complete with name, contact information, and photos.
This type of program is likely to become more commonplace and powerful in the coming years bringing all sorts of new challenges for security. The world is getting more interesting all the time, and, perhaps, more dangerous.