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Kim Dotcom shows off Mega service

Three screens and a hint at encryption
Mon Dec 10 2012, 15:32

MEGAUPLOAD KINGPIN Kim Dotcom has been showing off some screenshots from the incoming Mega file storage service that he plans to launch next month.

Dotcom plans to launch the Mega website on the one year anniversary of the raid on his home and Megaupload business.

He promises a new kind of digital locker website, one that is more secure and more resilient. If he made mistakes with Megaupload, he has learned from them.

Mega sounds interesting and a look at its security methods is teased. "Your 2048-bit RSA public/private key pair is now being created. To strengthen the key, we have collected entropy from your mouse movements and keystroke timings," says some information on a webpage.

Elsewhere they are other teases, like some of the content hinted at in the screenshot of a user's hard drive.


One of the files therein is marked CCTV Raid raw footage in a nod that would make your neck ache at the evidence being used in Dotcom's largely successful legal defence.

Another is called GCSB and appears to refer to the New Zealand Government Communications Security Bureau, the organisation that was more Inspector Clouseau than anything else in its investigations of him.

One more is marked Wormald Burgess and must refer to Detective Inspector Grant Wormald, who oversaw the raid on Dotcom's house, and Assistant Commissioner Malcolm Burgess, who is part of the Organised and Financial Crime Agency New Zealand (OFCANZ).

In the past Dotcom's lawyers have raised questions about the justifications, means and methods of their raid. Yet another file is named after New Zealand Crown lawyer Madeleine Laracy. µ


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