Internet users are being warned about a new malware trend involving the use of natural language dialogue systems that are already deployed within gaming technologies.
The software conducts fully automated flirtatious conversations in a bid to collect personal data from those seeking relationships online.
Developed in Russia, the new software is known as CyberLover and has been uncovered by security vendor PC Tools.
CyberLover can be found in chat-rooms and dating sites trying to lure victims into sharing their identity or visiting Web sites with malicious content.
According to its creators, CyberLover can establish a new relationship with up to 10 partners in just 30 minutes and its victims cannot distinguish it from a human being.
Just can't trust anything anymore.