Computing Magazine

Why Mega is Different?

Posted on the 05 February 2013 by Hadi20 @hadi_frht

Why Mega is different? Dropbox, Box, rapidshare, filesonic, google drive and Mega are services that allow you to put your data on the cloud for free.
Now of course when we consider to put our data on the cloud, our biggest concerns is security. And whether this data is for enterprise or personal use, it always feels like compromising your privacy desire when you decide to put it on the public internet.
When uploading your data on the could, it will exposed to attacks at two points:
  • in-flight :when it is being transmitted over the security of the public internet.
  • At rest :When it is on the cloud servers. 
Like every other service, Mega employs cryptography to protect data in-flight by wrapping communication with SSL encryption. So, there is nothing new in this part.

Why Mega is different? Why I trust it?

But Mega is unique in its approach to handling encryption at rest. Instead of storing encryption keys for a client’s data within Mega’s infrastructure, Mega gives their cryptography back to their users.
So Mega users encrypt their own data after sending it to Mega’s servers, and store keys locally such that even Mega can’t read their data.
Which mean that Mega can't and is not able to hand your content to
authorities. 
In simpler words: users keep their own keys and send data in the form of encrypted cipher text rather than unencrypted plain text. And it seems like Kim is very comfortable with Mega's security since he's offering 14000$ per vulnerability.
Kim Dotcom @KimDotcom
The #Mega crypto & security REWARD PROGRAM is live. Earn up to 10,000 EURO per vulnerability. https://mega.co.nz/#blog_6
After falling victim or its success for the first few days of its launching (Overloaded servers), Mega is functionning perfectly and users are satisfied as Kim Dotcom state in a tweet that raised the question of : "What's next?"
Why Mega is different?
 

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • O'Driscoll Wants His Team to Take More Risks

    O'Driscoll Wants Team Take More Risks

    Walsall Head Coach Sean O'Driscoll has spoken to club journalists ahead of this weekend's Sky Bet League 1 clash with Crewe Alexandra, and has called upon his... Read more

    7 hours, 17 minutes ago by   Bescotbanter
    SOCCER, SPORTS
  • My BEAUTIFUL Weaning Story

    BEAUTIFUL Weaning Story

    I know what caught your attention- the word beautiful, right? How can weaning from breastfeeding be beautiful,especially when it involves a stubborn two and hal... Read more

    8 hours, 32 minutes ago by   Sangeetha
    FAMILY, PARENTING
  • Brew Box Company – Wilson Street, Glasgow

    Brew Company Wilson Street, Glasgow

    Tardis Cafe aims to be zero waste New micro cafe Brew Box Coffee Company located within a tardis on Wilson Street are aiming to be zero waste.  Owner Laura, onl... Read more

    8 hours, 46 minutes ago by   Emma
    DESTINATIONS, DINING OUT, FOOD & DRINK
  • A Valentine Treat from BornPrettyStore

    Valentine Treat from BornPrettyStore

    With Valentine Day approaching, my trials with the perfect dress, makeup and jewelry is just increasing!! I selected few jewelries to grace the occasion from... Read more

    9 hours, 36 minutes ago by   Jhilmil D Saha
    HAIR & BEAUTY
  • Parenting | The Threenager (& How to Deal with Them)

    Parenting Threenager Deal with Them)

    Threenager.. that is the perfect word to sum up a three year old. You spend the first few years of your child's life teaching them right from wrong, how to act... Read more

    10 hours, 32 minutes ago by   Livedwithlove
    HAIR & BEAUTY, LIFESTYLE
  • Dare to Bare || Announcing My First Ever Association with Revlon

    Dare Bare Announcing First Ever Association with Revlon

    Hello all, hope you are doing well. If you guys are following my Facebook page then you will know that I have been wanting to share something exciting with you... Read more

    10 hours, 58 minutes ago by   Sayantini Bhattacharya
    HAIR & BEAUTY, LIFESTYLE
  • Chosen Child – Linda Huber

    Chosen Child Linda Huber

    Psychological Thriller4*s I was delighted to be offered a copy of this book by the author saying “I’m asking you because this one has a similar ‘feel’ to The... Read more

    11 hours, 1 minute ago by   Cleopatralovesbooks
    BOOKS, CULTURE

Magazines