Like everyone else, we are intrigued by ChatGPT and set about testing it out for ourselves. At PlanetVerify, email security (or lack thereof) is something we care deeply about to the point that we provide companies with an alternative and secure way to collect sensitive documents and information.
To get to grips with ChatGPT, we asked it about the risks of email from a personal data security point of view – and to make it even more interesting…. we asked for a response in various styles!
1 – Cyber Security Expert
First up was the ChatGPT cyber security expert take on email security:
Email is a widely used communication tool, but it also poses a significant threat to personal data security. Phishing attacks, which are malicious attempts to acquire sensitive information through seemingly legitimate emails, are a common tactic used by cybercriminals. Additionally, malware can be delivered through email attachments or links, giving hackers access to personal information and potentially even control of a device.
To mitigate these risks, robust email security measures should be implemented, including email filtering, anti-phishing training, and malware protection. Additionally, it is crucial to exercise caution when opening emails from unknown senders and avoid clicking on links or opening attachments from untrusted sources. It is also important to limit the amount of personal information shared via email.
As a cybersecurity expert, I suggest being vigilant and proactive in order to minimize the risk of email-related data breaches.
2 – William Shakespeare
Next, we asked ChatGPT for a Shakespearean take on email security risks.
Oh email, once a heralded messenger of speed and communication, now doth pose a grave threat to the security of personal data. In this digital age, where information is oft exposed and vulnerable to thievery, email doth prove a prime conduit for such breaches.
It is imperative that individuals and organizations alike take heed and safeguard themselves against the perils of email. One of the chief dangers associated with email is the potential for phishing attacks. These nefarious attempts to acquire sensitive information, such as login credentials or financial information, oft come in the guise of legitimate emails. As the bard doth write in Proverbs 14:15, “The simple believe anything, but the prudent give thought to their steps.”
The perils associated with email are many and varied, and they can have severe consequences. It is our duty to take the necessary steps to protect ourselves and our personal information from the dangers of email, lest we suffer the consequences.
3 – The Style of Someone from the Middle Ages Who Neither Knows What Email or a Computer is.
Next, we decided to make it a bit more challenging for ChatGPT by asking it about email security from the perspective of someone from the middle ages with no knowledge of email or computers.
In these modern times, there is a new means of communication known as “email.” ‘Tis a sorcery that allows messages to be sent through the ether, much like the missives of old sent by carrier pigeon. But, as with all things, there are those who would use this power for ill-gotten gain.
These blackguards, known as “cybercriminals,” use this magic to trick unsuspecting individuals into handing over their personal information, much like a thief in the night. They may send messages that appear to be from a trusted source, in an attempt to gain access to one’s wealth or secrets.
It is imperative that one exercises caution when utilizing this new form of communication. One should not give heed to messages from those unknown to them, and should never share one’s personal information with any but those they trust explicitly.
Furthermore, if one is unsure about a message, it is best to consult with a wise and learned individual, a scholar of this new magic, before taking any actions.
4 – A Poet
Next, we tested out ChatGPT’s poetry skills:
In cyber world, we send with ease,
Our thoughts, our dreams, our words so true,
But little do we know the keys,
That unlock dangers we can’t undo.
We trust the wires to keep our trust,
And share the things we want to say,
But to the wrong eyes they might adjust,
And steal the secrets we display.
Cyberspace is not always kind,
And hackers roam where we can’t see,
Our personal data they can find,
And use it for malicious glee.
So let us be aware and wise,
And guard our private information well,
For once it’s out, it multiplies,
And can lead to a living hell.
So let’s protect our personal data,
And keep it secure from prying eyes,
For in this world of screens and drama,
The dangers of email can be truly unwise.
5 – A 5 Year Old
Finally, we asked ChatGPT about the dangers of email security from the perspective of a 5 year old.
Email is a fun way to talk to people on the computer, but sometimes bad people might try to trick us. They might send us an email that looks like it’s from a friend or a store we like, but it’s really a mean trick. And sometimes, there might be bad computer programs in the email that can make our computer sick.
So, we have to be careful when we use email. We should ask grown-ups to help us open emails from people we don’t know, and we should never click on links or download things from emails we’re not sure about. We can also use special computer helpers to keep us safe.
It’s important to remember that we need to keep our special information safe, just like we keep our toys safe. We should be smart and not trust everything we see on the computer.
ConclusionChatGPT is an extremely powerful tool with the potential to change the way we work. The scope here is enormous – but, for today, we are happy to use it for the relatively straightforward task of articulating the dangers of sharing personal data and documents via email from a range of different perspectives.
There is certainly some interesting output from ChatGPT here and if you too have some concerns about sharing documents or sensitive information via email – please reach out to PlanetVerify today to learn about a new, secure, and streamlined way to share documents and information!