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The MOST likely explanation for a successful social engineering attack is:

that computers make logic errors.

that people make judgment errors.

the computer knowledge of the attackers.

the technological sophistication of the attack method.

Humans make errors in judging others; they may trust someone when, in fact, the person is
untrustworthy. Driven by logic, computers make the same error every time they execute the
erroneous logic; however, this is not the basic argument in designing a social engineering attack.
Generally, social engineering attacks do not require technological expertise; often, the attacker is
not proficient in information technology or systems. Social engineering attacks are human-based
and generally do not involve complicated technology.

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