Stephen Withers

Stephen Withers

Stephen Withers is one of Australia¹s most experienced IT journalists, having begun his career in the days of 8-bit 'microcomputers'. He covers the gamut from gadgets to enterprise systems. In previous lives he has been an academic, a systems programmer, an IT support manager, and an online services manager. Stephen holds an honours degree in Management Sciences and a PhD in Industrial and Business Studies.

Thursday, 04 January 2007 05:27

Black hole discovery astonishes astronomers

The early discovery of a black hole inside a globular star cluster by a team using the European Space Agency's XMM-Newton satellite has astonished astronomers.

Thursday, 04 January 2007 04:46

VLC player patched promptly

As we predicted, a patch protecting the VLC media player against the flaw disclosed in Month of Apple Bugs #2 was quickly released.

Thursday, 04 January 2007 04:23

PDF links may have a sting in the tail

A weakness in the Adobe Reader plugin's execution of JavaScript can be combined with a cross site scripting attack with "breathtaking" ease, a security researcher has warned.

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