Facebook protects shopping bots against hacking threat
Facebook has rolled out the use of artificial intelligence-powered chatbots on its Messenger platform.
The technology allows people to make purchases by carrying out conversations with the bots rather than having to use a specialised app or website.
The move raises the potential for a new type of hack - breached accounts could potentially give hackers the ability to rack up large amounts of purchases.
But David Marcus, head of Messenger, said that Facebook was taking steps to prevent this.
13 Apr 2016
- From the section Technology