Google removes ChatGPT extensionBack
Google Essentials reported this week that ChatGPT has been successfully included in the Bing search engine, today the first message about abuse of ChatGPT arrives. Google has (with pleasure?) removed a ChatGPT extension from the Chrome web store. This extension is said to have stolen the cookies of 9000 Facebook accounts.
The malicious version of ChatGPT was supposed to have a similar name to the actual "ChatGPT for Google" extension, but had a few extra lines. Furthermore, the 'fake' version looked just like the real ChatGPT.
Once installed, it looked for Facebook cookies, which were then used to change login credentials. The hijacked accounts may have been used for scamming or disinformation purposes, while the original users are denied access to their accounts.
The extension was included in the Chrome web store on February 14 and was also promoted through advertisements through March 14.
The safest way to access ChatGPT is through its official website (openai.com). Furthermore, it is always wise to be wary of suspicious or strange extension names.