Mega Explains Its Encryption Dismissing Some of the Fears and Criticism

Mega's high-profile launch was under a lot of scrutiny, for obvious reasons, with many curious to see how the fabled encryption features would work. Mega boasted client-side encryption to ensure total privacy over the uploaded files.

But Mega also made it possible to share those files and didn't require users to actually remember or store any key, things which could mean weaker security.

Critics focused on the fact that encryption keys are stored online, the lack of password recovery options and some of the perceived weak spots in Mega's infrastructure. The company has now responded to the critics offering a rebuttal to most of the worries. For the most part though Mega agrees with the concerns, but says that these things are clear to users and that most are stated in the FAQ and other info on the site.