Artificial intelligence (AI) tools are becoming increasingly popular with individuals and organizations. While AI tools can be helpful, it’s important to consider the security risks of sharing sensitive information and data with these tools.
Storing Your Information
AI tools collect and store large amounts of the information shared with them. Depending on the AI tool you use, your user data, conversations, feedback, and location can be collected and even reviewed by human AI trainers. These tools use this shared information to improve the content they generate. If the AI tool you use experiences a breach, your sensitive information could land in the hands of cybercriminals
Spoofed AI Tools
Cybercriminals can also spoof legitimate AI tools or even create their own. If they trick you into using their versions of AI tools, you could be sharing information directly with cybercriminals and putting yourself at risk. With these malicious AI tools, cybercriminals can create specialized prompts and inputs designed to manipulate you into sharing sensitive information.
What Can I Do to Stay Safe?
Follow the tips below to keep your information safe when using AI tools:
- Use well-known and secure AI tools. Verify that the AI tools are legitimate and choose tools that have been developed with data security in mind.
- Limit the information that you share. Only share details that are necessary for the AI tool to function and exclude any identifying information.
Do your research. Familiarize yourself with the privacy policies of AI tools to understand the data privacy risks.