False Authority Syndrome

The ISC had a good example of false authority syndrome. It relayed a story of a family whose computer had been underwater due to hurricane related flooding down in Florida. They called their insurance company and were told to place everything out on the lawn to make it easier for the insurance adjuster to come by. Of course their computer was stolen off the front lawn.
The insurance call taker is giving advice that will help them do their job faster. Not what’s best for your and certainly not what is secure. Faced with the threat of not getting our insurance check, I suppose its easy to be bullied into doing something stupid. But we’re all responsible for our own actions. So its important to stop and ask ourself if this is really good advice or not.