Indirect warnings and instructions produce behavioral compliance

In this study, participants performed a computer memory task while compliance to three safety measures was monitored. Compling with indirect warnings – that is, warnings triggered by entities other than researchers – was not significantly different to compliance with...

Failure to recognize fake internet popup warning messages

“Warning, your computer is infected with spyware. Windows needs to download and install the anti-spyware updates to remedy this issue. Click OK to begin.” This is just one example of many popup warnings that spyware and malware creators use to try to mislead...