First we had Lost-in-Space bot rattling off annoying warnings, then we had that synthetic, but very life-like, bad guy in Alien who oozed white stuff, then we had The Terminator and his nemesis, and now we have the new “CyberLover“!
Apparently a group of men were sitting around one day, scratching their asses, wondering how it would be possible to have a meaningful conversation with a woman without ever having to saying anything at all. Enter Botmaster, “. . . a device allowing computer-savvy men to link up with women (or women with men) without having to go through endless time-consuming introductions. Botmaster says that the its software can make the acquaintance of between 10 and 20 people in half an hour.”
“It’s a fact,” it declares, “that not a single girl has yet guessed that she is talking with a computer program.”
Well, I’ll be and who woulda thunk it?
Wasn’t the “Real Doll” enough?
If the concept of never knowing who or what you are talking to in a chatroom or dating site is not enough to give you second thoughts be warned that there is a real danger here, “The “bot” solicits and collects information such as home addresses, telephone numbers and personal photographs, which are then used to compile a profile that can be sold on to identity thieves”
This is not a Good Thing!
CyberLover was developed in Russia and until now is only a real threat there, but it does have the potential to spread into other social networking systems and poses a real threat. Never disclose personal information or any kind in an internet chatroom, or even through an email. In fact you should never disclose personal information such as your last name, address or phone number to anyone you meet via these methods. Ladies, if you are looking for a phone hook-up, get his number, never give him your address and meet in a very public place. Always let someone know that you are meeting someone new and check-in regularly. This is just common sense!