Incident 352: GPT-3-Based Twitter Bot Hijacked Using Prompt Injection Attacks

Description:'s GPT-3-based Twitter bot was shown being hijacked by Twitter users who redirected it to repeat or generate any phrases.


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Evaluating the Susceptibility of Pre-Trained Language Models via Handcrafted Adversarial Examples · 2022

Recent advances in the development of large language models have resulted in public access to state-of-the-art pre-trained language models (PLMs), including Generative Pre-trained Transformer 3 (GPT-3) and Bidirectional Encoder Representati…

Prompt injection attacks against GPT-3 · 2022

Riley Goodside, yesterday:

Exploiting GPT-3 prompts with malicious inputs that order the model to ignore its previous directions.

- Riley Goodside (@goodside) September 12, 2022

Riley provided several examples. …

Twitter pranksters derail GPT-3 bot with newly discovered “prompt injection” hack · 2022

On Thursday, a few Twitter users discovered how to hijack an automated tweet bot, dedicated to remote jobs, running on the GPT-3 language model by OpenAI. Using a newly discovered technique called a "prompt injection attack," they redirecte…

GPT-3 'prompt injection' attack causes bot bad manners · 2022

In Brief OpenAI's popular natural language model GPT-3 has a problem: It can be tricked into behaving badly by doing little more than telling it to ignore its previous orders.

Discovered by data scientist Riley Goodside, the trick i…


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