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Humans are still better than AI at crafting phishing emails, but for how long?

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Humans are still better at crafting phishing emails compared to AI, but not by far and likely not for long, according to research conducted by IBM X-Force Red.

Creating phishing emails: Humans vs. AI

The researchers wanted to see whether ChatGPT is as capable of writing a “good” phishing email as attackers are.

“As someone who writes phishing emails for a living, I was excited to find out the answer,” said Stephanie Carruthers, Chief People Hacker for IBM X-Force Red.

The researchers experimented with various prompts and refined them to finally come up with a list of just five that were enough for ChatGPT to produce the phishing email.


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