Articles by Prof Alan Woodward

About Prof Alan Woodward

Professor Alan Woodward is a visiting professor at the University of Surrey's department of computing. He has worked for the UK government and still provides advice on issues including cybersecurity, covert communications and forensic computing. Read his personal blog at www.profwoodward.org and follow him on Twitter at @ProfWoodward.

Are Macs safer than PCs?

Are Macs safer than PCs?

Apple has traditionally marketed its systems as being more secure than those running Microsoft Windows, but just how true is that?

Gumming up the internet: When DNS servers attack..

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Operation Blackout's plan to shut down the internet this weekend may have come to nothing, but there is a way in which DNS servers can be used as part of a malicious attack.

Professor Alan Woodward explains more.

Contactless payment cards raise security concern - but is there a much older problem?

Contactless payment cards raise security concern - but is there a much older problem?

A TV news report raises concern about the NFC-enabled contactless cards being used by Barclays banking customers. Professor Alan Woodward explores what he believes to be the real issue.