A ChatGPT user on Reddit first reported the bug after noticing Chinese language characters in the title of their conversation history.
Recently, a major bug has been affecting ChatGPT, the language model trained by OpenAI, which resulted in the exposure of conversation histories and caused a temporary outage.
This bug has raised concerns over users’ privacy as some users were able to see other people’s conversation histories. Although the issue was first reported on Reddit by a user who suspected that their account was hacked, it turned out that the bug was responsible for the display of Chinese text in the sidebar.
After the news spread, other users on Twitter also claimed to have seen someone else’s chat histories on their accounts.
Many users criticized ChatGPT for the exposure of conversation histories, calling it a severe violation of user privacy. However, it is important to note that the bug only leaked conversation titles and not the full histories.
Following the incident, ChatGPT temporarily disabled its chat service on Monday to investigate and fix the bug. The chat sidebar now states that the history feature is temporarily unavailable and will be restored as soon as possible.
This ChatGPT bug that exposed conversation histories highlights the need for robust privacy and security measures in online communication platforms. It serves as a reminder of the vulnerability of online communication and the importance of keeping sensitive information secure.