Articles by Anna Brading

About Anna Brading

Anna Brading has worked in tech for more than ten years and as a writer with Sophos for over five. She has a love of all things social media, reading and cats (but she's not weird, honest).

Hootsuite suffers DoS attack, reassures users

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Social media management tool Hootsuite has recovered from a denial of service (DoS) attack which left users unable to use the system for some time yesterday.

Whatsapp's Jan Koum says privacy won't suffer with Facebook acquisition

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Jan Koum, co-founder and CEO of Whatsapp, has responded to concerns that have surfaced since the company was acquired by Facebook.

Facebook is not launching a "No Religion" or a "No Swearing" campaign

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No, Facebook isn't banning religion from the site, nor is it putting a permanent account ban on anyone with a foul mouth. Don't fall for these latest Facebook hoaxes.

Jail time for Twitter abusers who spewed out rape and death threats

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A man and a woman have been handed custodial sentences for abusing high-profile feminist campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez and MP Stella Creasy on Twitter.

Sophos scavenger hunt - test your security knowledge and win a T-shirt

Scavenger hunt

It's that time of year again - can you find the answers hidden within the Threat Report?

UK government urges small businesses to become more "cyber streetwise"

UK government urges small businesses to be more cyber streetwise

Hot on the heels of yesterday's announcement that it's launched a new £4 million campaign to help raise awareness of cyber security issues, the UK government has today urged SMEs to get more clued-up on cyber security.

Half of UK people are not protecting themselves online, says government

Half of UK people are not protecting themselves online, says UK government

People are not doing enough to protect themselves online, according to the UK government, who have today launched a new £4 million campaign to help raise awareness of cyber security issues.

How secure is your network? Take the test...

Is your network safe from threats? Take the test...

Are you responsible for IT security in your company? Do you know how safe your network really is? Sophos has developed a test to help you find out just how protected you are.

A little thanks from Naked Security

A little thanks from Naked Security

We're feeling a bit festive so we're giving away an iPad Air and lots of tshirts. Make sure you're in with a chance of winning!

Anti-Bullying Week 2013: Advice for parents on cyber-bullying

Anti-Bullying Week 2013: Advice for parents on cyber-bullying

In support of Anti-Bullying Week, national coordinator, Luke Roberts, gives advice for parents in spotting signs of cyber-bullying, what to do when your child is the bully, and how best to help your child if they are being bullied.

Anti-Bullying Week 2013: Understanding cyber-bullying

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In this first of two articles to support Anti-Bullying Week, national coordinator, Luke Roberts, explains how teasing becomes cyber-bullying, why it’s so prolific and how we should tackle it.

Adobe breach THIRTEEN times worse than thought, 38 million users affected

Adobe breach THIRTEEN times worse than originally thought

Adobe originally estimated that the breach affected around 2.9 million users. As it turns out the number is actually 38 million, with the information taken including Adobe IDs, encrypted passwords, customer names, encrypted debit and credit card numbers, expiry dates and customer order details.

National Cyber Security Awareness Month - let's all do our bit to help

National Cyber Security Awareness Month - let's all do our bit to help

Today is the start of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). Find out how you can do your bit to help, and enter to win a goody bag!

Monday review - the hot 24 stories of the week

Monday review

Missed anything last week? Catch up with everything we talked about with our weekly roundup.

Monday review - the hot 17 stories of the week

Monday review

Get yourself up to date with everything we've written in the last seven days - it's weekly roundup time.

Does posting photos of your child on Facebook make you a bad parent? [POLL]

Does posting photos of your child on Facebook make you a bad parent?

Yesterday an article posted online suggested that putting photos and other information about your children on the internet was "robbing [them] of a digital adulthood that’s free of bias and presupposition". Then another article hit back, arguing that social media is a way of bringing fractured communities together again. But what do you think?

Monday review - the hot 19 stories of the week

Monday review

Catch up with everything we've written in the last seven days with our handy roundup.

Internet dating scam - mother and daughter crime duo jailed

Internet dating scam - mother and daughter crime duo jailed

Mother and daughter, Karen and Tracy Vasseur from Colorado, US, have been jailed for a total of 27 years after they tricked unsuspecting victims into thinking they were talking to members of the US military who needed money to be sent to them.

Schools hire snoopers to monitor kids on social networks. Is it OK? [POLL]

Social media snoopers hired by district to watch what children are saying online

Are you worried about what your child is up to on social media? Well, if you live in Southern California, you may have a few extra people watching your child's back.

Monday review - the hot 20 stories of the week

Monday review

In case you missed any recent stories, here's everything we wrote in the last seven days.