Microsoft’s AI-powered Bing Chat answers are now containing malicious advertising promoting phony download sites that disseminate malware.
In an effort to counter Google’s hegemony in the search market, Microsoft debuted Bing Chat in February 2023, which is powered by OpenAI’s GPT-4 engine.
Bing Chat aims to improve the usability and intuitiveness of internet searches by providing users with an interactive chat-based experience rather than the standard search query and result format. Microsoft started putting adverts into Bing Chat conversations in March in order to make money off of this new platform read more Bing Chat responses infiltrated by ads pushing malware.
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