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Dec 11, 2007

Social engineering bots pass Turing test

"Robot chatters are just one type of social-engineering attack that uses trickery rather than a software flaw to access victim's valuable information. Such attacks have been on the rise and are predicted to continue to grow."

If you frequent chat and dating sites, especially Russian ones it seems, beware robots posing as fellow frequenters that chat with you, flirt with you even, and extract personal information. From the news report, it sounds like this bot passes the Turing test.