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

Microsoft Launch WebsiteSpark: Free Software For Web Developers

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/Picture-13-214x35.png" width="214" height="35" /> Moments ago Microsoft launched <a href="http://www.microsoft.com/web/websitespark/">Website

Basic Flaw Reveals Source Code to 3,300 Popular Websites

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/picture-12-180x180.png" width="180" height="180" /> A Russian security group has posted <a href="http://habrahabr.ru/blogs/infosecurit

Twitter's Next Headache: API Name Squatting

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/twname-215x75.jpg" width="215" height="75" />Twitter continues to work through username squatting issues by reassigning trademarked and

WordPress.com Enables RSSCloud In Post Feeds

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/cp_1252362345_picture-7-300x186-215x133.png" width="215" height="133" /> <a href="http://www.rsscloud.org">RSSCloud</a> is a new format speci

RubyOnRails XSS Vulnerability Claims Twitter, Basecamp And My Confidence

It was only three days ago that I wrote about the almost hopeless challenge of web security, specifically around new vectors with cross-site scripting attacks. Today came news that an XSS vulnerabilit

Gmail Now Really Down – Can I Get My Email Back Please (Update: Its Back)

We wrote this morning about Gmail suffering some turbulence, but it appears now that it has completely crashed and disappeared. Both Apps For Domain and the usual consumer Gmail service are down compl

The Almost Hopeless Challenge Of Web Security

Today we are trusting the web with our most personal and important data, from private photos and social graphs to finances and key work documents. Our hesitation to share such information has dropped

The Anatomy Of The Twitter Attack

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/twittercracked2-215x49.jpg" width="215" height="49" /> The Twitter document leak fiasco <a href="http://www.beta.techcrunch.com/2009/07/14/tw

Facebook Admits Click Fraud Problem, Says Fix Coming Today

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/surrender-187x200.jpg" width="187" height="200" />An update to our post yesterday talking about a <a href="http://www.beta.techcrunch.com/2009

Facebook Click Fraud Enraging Advertisers (Updated)

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/fbfraud-215x141.jpg" width="215" height="141" />Facebook has a big revenue target this year - $550 million, according to investors who were <a

Amazon Boosts Storage Features In EC2

Amazon today launched a new web service – EBS, the Elastic Block Store (yes I also first read it as ‘Elastic Book Store’) for EC2. EBS provides persistent storage for EC2 computing instances

Amazon Launches EBS – Persistant Storage for EC2

Amazon today launched a new web service – EBS, the Elastic Block Store (yes I also first read it as ‘Elastic Book Store’) for EC2. EBS provides persistent storage for EC2 computing i

AppStore Developer TapTapTap Publishes Sales Figures

iPhone application development house taptaptap has published sales figures for the first month of sales for their two AppStore applications, bringing further insight into overall sales volume and figu

Facebook Security Advice: Never Ever Enter Your Passwords On Another Site, Unless We Ask You To

After the recent outbreak of a worm that hacked user Facebook accounts and disseminated through users contacts, Facebook responded with a post with advice to users on general tips about web security.

One Year Later: FeedBurner Gains Google Server Power

Over a year has passed since Google completed the acquisition of feed massaging and hosting service Feedburner, and today some users now finally have their feeds hosted on what appears to be Google&#8

Sitemeter Kills Thousands Of Sites For IE Users

In yet another case of widgets going crazy and causing havoc, a bug in Sitemeter has caused a large number of websites and blogs using the free web analytics tool to fail loading for users of Internet

Atlassian Announces JIRA Studio Hosted With Contegix

Atlassian has announced the availability of their JIRA Studio suite as a hosted Saas service. JIRA Studio is a hosted integration of popular Atlassian products starting with the JIRA issue tracker and

Microsoft Acquires Datallegro

Microsoft announced today that they have acquired data warehousing application provider Datallegro for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition was run out of the Data and Storage Platform division at M

Open Web Foundation Officially Launches

This morning at that OSCON conference David Recordon of Six Apart will announce on stage the formation of the Open Web Foundation. The new foundation is about providing a home for the development and

Mass Reorg at Microsoft Platforms & Services Division

Microsoft has just announced a major reorganization of its Platforms & Services Division. It will now be split into two groups (Windows/Windows Live and Online Services) which will both report to
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