Nik Cubrilovic

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About Nik Cubrilovic

About Nik Cubrilovic

Australian technologist and developer with a background in information security currently working on various projects. Current work and projects:

  • OpenNEM (GitHub) - Open Source platform for Australian energy data run from the Climate College at the University of Melbourne.
  • Nineprimes - Data Science advisory and development shop


University of Wollongong drop-out. Blogging since November ’99. Writer at Techcrunch from 2007. Named in Australia’s The Bulletin magazine in 2007 as one of Australia’s ‘Smart 100’.

Worked in the security field since the 90s publishing dozens of advisories around web application security, IIS, Windows NT, Linux etc. (under various aliases and in my own name). Today I am an advocate for user privacy, security, civil and online rights.

In the Media

Selected Media

  1. How an Aussie hacker used information leakage to trade stocks
  2. Sydney Morning Herald: iCloud celebrity photo hack: texts, address books and more ‘also accessible’
  3. Daily Mail: Millions of Australians’ private information at risk after security expert reveals serious flaws in Government website
  4. Sydney Morning Herald: Revealed: serious flaws in myGov site exposed millions of Australians’ private information
  5. New York Times: Privacy Groups ask FTC to investigate Facebook
  6. BBC – Facebook fixed cookie ID glitch
  7. “Frictionless Sharing A Cause For Concern” — Editorial in The Australian by Nik Cubrilovic
  8. The Australian – Live Blog with Nik Cubrilovic
  9. NYTimes - Update on latest Twitter attack
  10. Sunday Sun Herald Feature: Beware cookie monster – Hacker exposed Facebook flaws (October 9, 2011)


Blog posts on Techmeme (since 2007)

TechCrunch – Posts by Nik Cubrilovic

Content License

All of my published public content is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. That includes content in my posts and comments here on my website, on Twitter, on Hacker News, on Reddit and anywhere else I write anything. That means:

  • You are free to share and copy the content
  • Make commercial use of the work

But only if you retain attribution to the author, Nik Cubrilovic (unless otherwise noted, such as a comment) and link back to the canonical original source, or back to my website here. If you link to a tweet or a source somewhere else, I would appreciate my name being linked back to – but it isn’t required.

Code Licenses

All code found on this site and in my code repositories, unless otherwise noted, is licensed under an MIT which requires nothing more other than to retain a copy of the license, the copyright notice and the contact details of the author.

On The Web

My cousin Daniel Njegich is a photojournalist based in Perth, Australia. His work sees him travel all over the world documenting people and it is featured on his site. He is available for freelance photography and photojournalism work.

My sister-in-law Dejana Cubrilovic is a photographer in Wollongong and her work, specializing in baby and child photography, is also featured on her site

My brother David Cubrilovic runs a local carpentry business in Wollongong called All Round Carpentry

A friend of mine Dimitri runs a local bar, nightclub and restaurant in Wollongong called The Icon

The Douna Family, namely brothers Elie Douna and Charbel Douna are friends who run a local investment and construction firm.

A friend runs Wollongong Service Company in Wollongong, Australia - who offer fridge, oven and appliance repairs in the local Illawarra region.

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