Artificial intelligence has influenced every part of our daily lives. Today, thousands of tech companies have built state-of-the-art AI-powered cybersecurity defense solutions designed and explicitly programmed by ethical hackers and penetration testers. The Artificial Intelligence used in these solutions helps avoid cyber attacks by anticipating possible threats from even occurring.Hence,the use of ai in Ethical Hacking is much needed.
At least in most cases, every tech app or service we use contains some form of Artificial Intelligence or Smart Learning Technology. It is now highly possible to connect almost every electrical device to the internet to create our own custom smart environments, all thanks to the recently announced 5th generation speed networks and rapid progress in machine learning. To improve the overall performance and efficiency of the tasks these IoT devices are set to, they need to communicate with each other and exchange information repeatedly.
Effect of AI in Cyber Security
Most of the activities are automated with the use of AI, and these AI-powered apps are used in all sectors such as healthcare, education, military, etc. These smart devices collect data from a series of sensors such as heat, light, weight, speed, or noise. The machine learning technology is directly related to digital device security and our data/information. The artificial intelligence industry has experienced significant development. And the risks of security issues and the need for Artificial Intelligence solutions have skyrocketed in today’s modern age, where all of our devices are connected to either the internet or some other networking modes.
How do Hackers use Artificial Intelligence?
Different Artificial Intelligence systems aid when our devices are engaged in intense contact under network connection, automatically transfer our data securely to remote cloud servers where the robotic process gathers and analyzes all the data and information to interpret, visualize and extract useful information. Now the challenge is to send this sensitive data securely to servers because there are many possible challenges and risks of hackers accessing this data, which in effect can lead to a computer being illegitimately used, creating a risk of privacy. Therefore, in the form of a solution that involves high use of AI-powered applications, we must have a way to secure these devices and overcome those risks.
AI Cybersecurity Solutions in IoT Devices to Block Phishing
Since we all use the web regularly, an internet browser is the most common medium we use for accessing it. And because of their malicious nature, cybercrooks have found several mechanisms to deceive innocent and unsuspecting users into delivering sensitive information by phishing. This method works when a cyber crook produces a fake SMS, video, phone call, or shopping site offering goods, products, or services at very incredible prices. But when a user feeds their personal information, such as credit card or other information on payment, it goes straight into the hands of web hackers who then use it for their very personal use. Then, the innocent buyer never gets anything they have ordered. Cyber professionals, however, have regarded artificial intelligence as a countermeasure to this method of hacking. The AI-powered web-based firewall and filters applications are now available that, when deployed on a user’s device such as their computer, protect users by even now allowing the user to open a website that raises flags of a bit of insecurity and suspicion. Machine learning coded into Artificial Intelligence helps to learn the new patterns of scams over time, and these AI-powered firewalls automatically learn new ways to protect users from advanced cyber hazards. When users install these firewalls of anti-scams in their digital devices, such as mobile phones, the chances of phishing scams are extremely reduced.
AI Solutions to Protect Identity Theft
Data leaks and identity theft are on the rise nowadays as the passage of time has revealed the shocking truth that the number of such cyber-attacks is only increasing over time. We are not perfect as human beings, and we also continue to forget essential things in our lives. The same applies when it comes to data/information protection, such as our passwords for our various accounts, including social media, bank accounts, etc. Since we keep using the same passwords too long, cyber-crooks increase their chances of breaking/cracking it. Or just sometimes, we keep a device logged-in with our information, and somebody else takes the device physically and can see our private information. But with the use and introduction of AI, this problem is significantly reduced when Artificial Intelligence automatically decides that an account ‘s password is being used for too long, so it’s time to change, keeping the user reminding them that changing passcodes are essential to information security regularly. Likewise, if an account is open and someone tries to update, edit or alter info/data, the Artificial Intelligence parameters are automatically activated, asking users to recheck their passcodes, thereby shielding the user from ID/data theft.
We all use the internet, and we need a web browser to utilize the internet. It’s common knowledge that billions of people use the internet daily and for hours. We use browsers on any device we own, regardless of whether it’s our smartphone, tab, or laptop. The Internet is an integral part of our lifestyle; the fact is not denied. However, Artificial Intelligence only has the power to predict and take feasible countermeasures and block potential cybersecurity risks even ahead of time. Practicing privacy enhancement methods plays a vital role in developing secure habits that can save us, users, from any attempted malicious attack on our IoT devices.