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Researchers Created Worm That Can Exfiltrate Data, Spread Spam and Poison AI Models (rashmiramesh_) • March 5, 2024    

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Developers of collaboration software such as email and chat have been scrambling to incorporate emerging generative artificial intelligence technology into their products for the past year. Winners in this race hope to seamlessly link common office tools with AI assistants to transform the user experience.

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But security researchers have given the industry yet another reason for caution. They have created a zero-click, self-propagating worm that can steal personal data through applications that use AI-powered chatbots.

Dubbed Morris II in a nod to the devastating computer worm that took down a sizable chunk of the internet in 1988, the new self-replicating malware uses a prompt injection attack vector to trick generative …

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