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

Facebook Connect Coming To iPhone This Fall

Today at the f8 conference Benjamin Ling revealed that Facebook will be releasing a Cocoa framework for the iPhone that will allow application developers to integrate with Facebook Connect. The framew

New MySQL Fork Turns Back The Clock

Drizzle is a newly announced fork of the open source MySQL project. The developers of the project are taking MySQL back to its roots as a light-weight web application database by removing many of the

Kontagent Offers Deep Analytics For Facebook Applications

Kontagent is an application that integrates tightly with platforms such as Facebook to offer widget and application developers a high level of analytics data. Current analytics packages for social net

What Role Did The Web Play In Capturing Karadzic?

News broke out across the world yesterday that Bosnian Serb war-time leader Radovan Karadzic had been captured after 12 years on the run. Karadzic had adorned the top of the Interpol most wanted list

Yet Another Open Data Foundation?

Chris Saad, a co-founder of the Data Portability project has posted that tomorrow at OSCON a new Open Data Web Foundation will be announced by David Recordon and others. The goal of the new foundation

New Open Data Foundation To Set Out Data Formats

Chris Saad, a co-founder of the Data Portability project has posted that tomorrow at OSCON a new Open Data Web Foundation will be announced by David Recordon and others. The goal of the new foundation

New Mysterious Mac Clone Retailer Takes Over From Psystar

A week ago we reported that Apple had finally filed suit against Mac clone maker Psystar. Apple claimed that Psystar was trading on the Apple brand and illegally releasing the Mac OS X operating syste

Top 10 Best Ever Hackers

The good computer hackers are similar to war veterans in that they spend hours talking about how great the scene used to be “back in the day”. I first heard similar stories way back in 199

Learning The Hard Way That DNS Is Insecure: Attack Details Now Public

There are times when the full disclosure of a security vulnerability works well for everybody, and there are times when it does not. One such case where it hasn’t worked out well is with the DNS

Dot Org First TLD To Implement DNSSEC

The Public Interest Registry, operators of the .org top-level domain name, was today granted permission from ICANN to implement Domain Name Security Extensions (DNSSEC). DNS is inherently insecure, wh

Techcrunch Web Tablet Part #2

Continue comments here. The discussion has been very interesting, thank you to everybody. We are taking it all in and organizing the new dev site which will be up in the next few hours. Forking commen

The Techcrunch Web Tablet Project

COMMENTS CLOSED HERE. PLEASE CONTINUE AT NEXT POST Digg This Today at Techcrunch we announced that we are building our own web tablet hardware device. This all stems back from a conversation a few wee

Live Mesh Rolls Out P2P Storage

The Live Mesh team at Microsoft announced today that P2P storage between Mesh nodes is now available in the latest client update. Previously storage on the Mesh worked by utilizing the 5GB allocated t

Facebook Sues German Social Network StudiVZ

Facebook is starting to pursue social networks that have copied their design or features by suing German site StudiVZ. The Financial Times has reported that Facebook filed a suit in California against

Android Not Open: No XMPP, No Source, No SDK For Some

Android is the new highly-anticipated “open source” mobile platform that is currently under development at Google. There are a high expectations of Android as the first viable open source

Battle Over: Twitter Opens Up To Gnip

Since launching TechcrunchIT we have been pounding away about open standards and data availability. One of the biggest victims of this focus recently has been Twitter, who went from being a leading li

AMD Reports $1.2B Loss For Quarter; CEO Ruiz Out

The AMD Q2 earnings report today recorded a $1.2B loss for the second quarter, as the company replace CEO Ruiz with Dirk Meyer. The board voted out Ruiz, who has been CEO since moving to the company f

Microsoft Q4 Results: 32% Increase In Earnings Per Share

It is definitely a day where attention is reverted back to the old IT giants as Microsoft today announced in their Q4 earnings results that they have seen the biggest earnings-per-share growth since 1

Meanwhile IBM Q2 Beats Expectations: Profits Up 22%

Moments after the disappointing results from Google, IBM announced their Q2 results and their reported revenue increase beat out analyst expectations. IBM stock is up 0.5% in after-market trading as t

Google Announces Q2 Earnings And Stock Plummets

Google announced their Q2 results today after the market had closed. Shares are down by as much as 12% as earnings growth reported was below analysts expectations. Net income for the quarter was $1.25
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