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Social engineering occurs where accredited users of a system are fooled into giving away secret information (such as passwords) to potential attackers. It is difficult to protect against this in large organisations because these have a hierarchical structure and people are used to obeying instructions from their managers. Also, because of the size of the organisation, there is less chance that a manager’s manager (say) will be known personally so it is therefore easier for an attacker to impersonate someone in authority.

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