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  Reply # 747792 20-Jan-2013 14:32 Send private message

Yes, received my confirmation email almost immediately.

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  Reply # 747793 20-Jan-2013 14:36 Send private message

People won't care if it's not responding because of overload. People won't care a 1MB file is not uploading because of overload.

Simply put people won't come back if it doesn't work NOW when they access it the first time.

Every page view that doesn't load is a potential paying user he is losing to another service because the impression people gets is "it doesn't work".

Load balancing and capacity planning is important. It seems they underestimate it.




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  Reply # 747801 20-Jan-2013 14:53 Send private message

freitasm:
Talkiet: Found this in the privacy policy...

"Your data is encrypted by you before upload to our system and therefore we do not and cannot access that content unless we are provided with the decryption key. You may give access to others by providing them with a link and decryption key and you shall be responsible for their compliance with this Policy."

So I guess the local uploader also sends a hash made from a common algorithm.

If that's the case, then someone on Mega's network could collect hashes from popular current torrent files themselves and learn what is being uploaded.

Yeah, I love a good conspiracy theory :-)

Cheers -N


It could be done like that. But I still don't understand one thing: if they create an encryption key (probably a private/public pair) where is the key stored? If they store the key somewhere then they have access to it and can decrypt the files. If they store in the browser then it can easily disappear with all the data being lost forever if the browser is removed (computer fault, etc).



they would only store the public key and associate it with your account/uploaded file, whereas the private key would be generated client side from the password.

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  Reply # 747816 20-Jan-2013 15:03 Send private message

sorceror: they would only store the public key and associate it with your account/uploaded file, whereas the private key would be generated client side from the password.


If they store the encrypted file they don't need any key. You use the public key to encrypt and only the private key can decrypt it. The service doesn't need to store neither, just the file.

But where is the key pair stored? If they have both then it's not as safe as thought. If you have the private key to decrypt, then you should make backups or you wouldn't be able to decrypt files if you changed PC or browsers but nowhere there's a private key backup option. If they are related to your password then it's not 100% safe.





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  Reply # 747828 20-Jan-2013 16:10 Send private message

DjShadow: Has anyone received a confirmation e-mail from signing up to a free account? I'm still waiting for mine from 5 hours ago


I haven't received a confirmation either yet after a couple of hours. Maybe the volume of emails is getting them put on hold in a penalty box as possible spam? I'm sure it'll arrive eventually.



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  Reply # 747829 20-Jan-2013 16:10 Send private message

DjShadow: Has anyone received a confirmation e-mail from signing up to a free account? I'm still waiting for mine from 5 hours ago


Yeah, mine still hasn't come! (from 3 hours ago..)




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  Reply # 747830 20-Jan-2013 16:12 Send private message

DjShadow: Has anyone received a confirmation e-mail from signing up to a free account? I'm still waiting for mine from 5 hours ago


Still waiting on mine- no sign of it.

I'm planning on putting the usual backup data I want on there- photos, etc. I already have 50GB+ on my Dropbox free account, which has a Windows Mount so I won't be switching over. But one more backup is always nice to have.



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  Reply # 747833 20-Jan-2013 16:19 Send private message

Just tried uploading a 2.6MB file, and it goes up to 9%, 10%, 11%, 12%, then goes back down to 9%, then back up, then back down again...

Actually, no.. it's just stopped now.. 0%.. Time remaining: Infinity.






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  Reply # 747837 20-Jan-2013 16:31 Send private message

Just reading their blog and found that most of the features are not yet ready as envisioned in September, so now they have turned those features into post-launch development.



Development roadmap

Time flies when building a website, and unfortunately, half of the launch feature list that we envisioned when we started implementing MEGA back in September has now turned into a post-launch development roadmap. These are the essentials that we will work on next:

Developer documentation enhancements:
  • Properly reformat and comment the JavaScript reference implementation so that it becomes more readable
  • Add missing command-specific documentation to the API reference
 

File transfer queue enhancements:
  • Vertical resizing
  • Drag & Drop to modify transfer sequence
  • Multiselect
  • Clicking on a pending transfer navigates to/marks the source file or the target folder
  • Stop/continue buttons
 

File manager enhancements:
  • Re-implement from scratch without underlying third-party UI framework for better performance
  • Adaptively eliminate the leftmost file path buttons at the top to maintain visibility of the upload and search buttons (we have a hack in place for this, but it only works in Chrome)
  • "Properties" option in the file context menu
 

Collaboration feature enhancements:
  • MEGA user-to-user messaging with file attachments, plus external RFC 4880/OpenPGP and S/MIME gateway for secure off-site e-mail communication
  • MEGA user-to-user instant messaging
  • Exported link enhancements
  • Allow for the creation of folder links (with associated crypto key) which then display the folder content live
  • Secure unauthenticated delivery web widget
  • Allow unauthenticated users to securely deliver files to MEGA users' inboxes, e.g. to submit very large files to print shops
 

Filesystem enhancements:
  • Activate storing all block MACs on the server (encrypted) after an upload to allow for integrity-checked partial reading. Right now, the file has to be downloaded fully to be checked.
  • Enable forking encrypted time-stamped delta file support to allow for random writing to existing files with full rollback capability
 

SDK enhancements
  • Complete the API documentation
  • Provide client libraries in various languages
 

Client applications
  • A Windows filesystem mount is currently in beta and will be available shortly
  • Linux/MacOS X filesystem mounts
  • Mobile access
  • Sync tools for all major platforms
 

Integrated on-site applications
  • Calendar
  • Word processing
  • Spreadsheet
 

MEGA as a local "appliance"
  • Load a third-party audited version of the MEGA JavaScript files from a machine that you control
  • Be immune against new bugs of any kind




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  Reply # 747861 20-Jan-2013 17:47 Send private message

Those of you still waiting for the confirmation email, you wouldn't happen to be using Microsoft email addresses, would you? It looks like MS aren't delivering mega's email.

Try a google email address, it'll come through very quickly.

Anybody having trouble trying to get to the website, try https://mega.co.nz

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  Reply # 747870 20-Jan-2013 18:05 Send private message

For anyone not getting the confirmation email, try adding [email protected] to your white-list.
That's where my confirmation email came from.

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  Reply # 747872 20-Jan-2013 18:07 Send private message

upload speed to mega fluctuating a bit and im on UFB, started at around 60kb/s, now upto 250kb/s.



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  Reply # 747873 20-Jan-2013 18:10 Send private message

MattR: Those of you still waiting for the confirmation email, you wouldn't happen to be using Microsoft email addresses, would you? It looks like MS aren't delivering mega's email.

Try a google email address, it'll come through very quickly.

Anybody having trouble trying to get to the website, try https://mega.co.nz


Yes, I am. Happen to know why MS aren't delivering them?




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  Reply # 747874 20-Jan-2013 18:10 Send private message

gareth41: upload speed to mega fluctuating a bit and im on UFB, started at around 60kb/s, now upto 250kb/s.


Absolutely no movement for 4 hours on a file I have waiting to upload.

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  Reply # 747876 20-Jan-2013 18:13 Send private message

I managed to get a file to upload. When I try to download it I get "Temporarily unavaiable." Not a good look.
If you right-click on the file and go to Get Link you are given a link to download from and a key.

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