Nik Cubrilovic

Nik Cubrilovic

Australian-born entrepreneur and hacker. Currently working in advisory and consulting positions, previously at Techcrunch, Omnidrive and a number of other startups since 2000.

Nik has over 15 years of experience as a developer, penetration tester and solutions architect in industries ranging from finance, manufacturing and real estate through to consumer web application development. Nik has worked for and continues to consult and advise startups, SMB’s, venture capital firms and large enterprises including a number of Fortune 100 companies. Nik has worked and lived in Australia, the United Kingdom, South Africa, throughout continental Europe and Asia and is now based in San Francisco, USA.

Nik has contributed to a large number of open-source projects and published a number of security vulnerabilities for various platforms and applications since 1996. Nik is an advocate of consumer privacy and security protection, applying cryptography to all communication, the Tor anonymity network, Bitcoin and a number of other security and privacy related projects and initiatives. In 2007, he was named in The Bulletin magazine as one of Australia’s “”Smart 100″”.

The Latest from Nik Cubrilovic

The Anatomy of The Twitter Attack: Part II

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/cp_1261162221_2755v30-max-250x250-215x59.png" width="215" height="59" /> During and after Twittergate, when a hacker broke into a few hosted

Twitter Hack: Part Of Broader Iranian Strategy

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/Screen-shot-2009-12-18-at-8.54.36-AM-215x181.png" width="215" height="181" />Late last night the popular micro-messaging service <a href="http

Barnes and Noble Nook e-Book Reader Rooted

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/Screen-shot-2009-12-15-at-12.07.51-AM.png" width="172" height="76" /> The recently released e-book reader from Barnes & Noble, the <a href

RockYou Hack: From Bad To Worse

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/cp_1260862979_2836v23-max-250x250.png" width="179" height="90" /> <a href="http://www.beta.techcrunch.com/2009/12/14/rockyou-hacked/">Earlier

appendTo Aims To Commercialize jQuery Javascript Library

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/cp_1258996658_66864v1-max-250x250-215x41.png" width="215" height="41" /><a href="http://www.jquery.com">jQuery</a> is a Javascript library tha

Textbook Rental Market Heats Up: BookRenter Raises $6M Series A

<a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/bookrenter-com"><img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/cp_1258959243_32052v2-max-250x250-215x86.jpg" width="215" height="86" /></a> Earli

Facebook: Please Back Developers vs iPhone

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/cp_1258080205_apple-rotten.jpg" width="150" height="183" /> In July of last year, I wrote about <a href="http://www.techcrunchit.com/2008/07/

PHP Founder Rasmus Lerdorf Leaves Yahoo

<a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/rasmus-lerdorf"><img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/cp_1257907835_65729v1-max-138x333-133x200.jpg" width="133" height="200" /></a><a hre

(Updated) Downtime At Rackspace Cloud

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/Screen-shot-2009-11-02-at-11.48.54-PM-215x64.png" width="215" height="64" />A large number of customers of <a href="http://www.rackspacecloud.

Neo Technology Commercializes Next Generation Graph Based Database

A new generation of database products and companies is beginning to emerge, and one of the more interesting examples is Swedish-based Neo Technology, the developer and vendor of the neo4j graph based

Amazon Launches Hosted MySQL Database Cloud Service

<img alt="" src="http://www.crunchbase.com/assets/images/resized/0003/2598/32598v1-max-250x250.png" title="aws" class="alignleft" width="164" height="60" /><a href="http://crunchbase.com/company/amazo

Amazon Launches Hosted MySQL Database Cloud Service

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/cp_1256623020_32598v1-max-250x250.png" width="164" height="60" /><a href="http://crunchbase.com/company/amazon">Amazon</a> has launched a host

Twitter: You Say Transparency, I Say Vulnerability

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/cp_1256160091_2755v28-max-250x250-215x59.png" width="215" height="59" /> We received a number of tips early this morning that the majority of

Yammer Extended Outage. Update: It's Back!

<a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/yammer"><img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/cp_1256118449_24256v1-max-250x250-215x43.png" width="215" height="43" /></a> <a href="http:

Relevance Over Time

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/time-donnie-180x180.jpg" width="180" height="180" />When email was first created in 1965 it was used as a method to communicate between

Letting Data Die A Natural Death

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/cave-drawing-180x180.jpg" width="180" height="180" /> The <a href="http://www.beta.techcrunch.com/2009/10/10/t-mobile-sidekick-disaste

Google Forces Web Standards Issue Using Sexy Buttons

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/google-webkit-buttons-214x145.jpg" width="214" height="145" /> <a href="http://www.google.com">Google</a> made a very minor but significant c

On The Internet, Nobody Knows You're Not In The USA

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/not-in-kansas-187x200.jpg" width="187" height="200" /> A large number of web services are geographically restricted, such as <a href="http://

Twitter Should Decentralize (And Make Money) Via Twitter Server

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/cp_1254687737_twitter-fail-whale-300x225-215x161.gif" width="215" height="161" />The background debate about whether or not <a href="http://ww

Squidoo Backs Down On 'Brand Campaign' As Many Are 'Not so Happy' About It

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/seth-godin-fail-118x200.gif" width="118" height="200" /> <a href="http://crunchbase.com/company/squidoo">Squidoo</a> founder and author <a hr
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