Here are the top fake ChatGPT apps of 2023.
The development of artificial intelligence has led to a rise in popularity for chatbots in recent years. There are several chatbots that have become extremely popular online, and ChatGPT is one of them. The popularity of ChatGPT has unfortunately been exploited by hackers for malicious purposes.
A Fake App has been Spotted in the App Store and Google Play Store
There are fake copies of ChatGPT available in the Google Play Store and App Store. There is a fee associated with these malicious apps, and it can be quite expensive. A hacker could use these fake apps to steal users’ data in addition to taking advantage of them financially.
Listed below are some fake apps that have been spotted in the App Store and Google Play Store, so it’s important to keep an eye out for them. Giz China originally listed the apps below in its story about fake GPT apps users should delete. Tom’s Guide also published the list.
Check out these Fake GPT Apps for Android and iOS
- AI Chat Companion
- ChatGPT AI
- ChatGPT AI Writing Assistant
- Open Chat – AI Chatbot App
- Talk GPT – Talk to ChatGPT
- Alfred – Chat with GPT 3
- Chat AI: Personal AI Assistant
- Genie – GPT AI Assistant
- Open Chat – AI Chatbot
- TalkGPT – Talk to ChatGPT
- Wisdom AI – Your AI Assistant
- Write For Me GPT AI Assistant
A Guide to Malicious Apps on ChatGPT Platforms
These malicious apps can pose a threat to ChatGPT users if they are not aware of their dangers. Let’s say you’re looking for an AI chatbot. It is incredibly important to confirm that the app you are downloading is the real thing and not a malicious attempt to use AI technology.
A company called Top10VPN recently conducted an in-depth analysis of the most popular ChatGPT-based apps and concluded that many of the apps were unsafe.
Analyzing the Potential for OpenAI Abuse in Mobile Apps
These apps were identified as ‘unclean,’ ‘fake,’ and using user data in an invasive manner. A number of apps on the platform were also criticized for charging high amounts for services that OpenAI usually offers for free.
The most concerning aspect of Top10VPN’s research is the likelihood that these applications violate users’ privacy. The Android apps were found to have collected intrusive personal information through the use of third-party tracking, IP addresses, and device fingerprinting.
The iOS app store, however, collects intrusive personal data, logs chat content, contacts the server, and has privacy labels that are inaccurate. Further, some of these apps are charging as much as $15,000 a year for access using OpenAI’s GPT-3 technology.