Mega Launches: Brilliantly Secure, But Not AnonymousSubmitted by PWA on Sat, 01/19/2013 - 03:05
Today a few dozen people were invited to try Mega, the new and improved version of the defunct Megaupload file-hosting service. With “The Privacy Company” as Mega’s slogan, Kim Dotcom and his team are making it clear that they are doing their best to secure the files of their users. Our first impression confirms that the encryption indeed works brilliantly, but those who are looking for complete anonymity might be a bit disappointed.
megaMortal souls have to wait another day, but today members of the “press” were given an early look Megaupload’s successor, Mega.
TorrentFreak was lucky enough to be one of the early-birds and here we report our findings. Before going over to the obligatory screenshot tour we’ll take a look at the site’s most anticipated feature, encryption.
As promised, Mega encrypts all uploaded files by default. This works as promised and means that no one except the uploader of a file can see what it contains, unless he or she shares the private key with someone else.