Video: MEGA fronts security critics

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Video: MEGA fronts security critics

Mathias Ortmann explains why MEGA uses JavaScript in end to end crypto.

Self-proclaimed online privacy cyberlocker MEGA has moved to address criticism aimed at its security architecture with its head engineer telling hackers its chose the best possible frameworks.

The storage outfit was formed from the ashes of cyberlocker megaupload which was scattered after law enforcement pounced on eccentric founder Kim Dotcom for copyright infringement. 

The result was a storage service more focused on security and privacy and determined not to assist law enforcement requests for information on it user accounts.

But as MEGA chief technology officer Mathias Ortmann explained, the company still needed to make accessing its services easy for its 5.5 million users.

In the talk recorded at Kiwicon 7 in Wellington, Ortmann maintained that while sandbox hashed native code was the most secure option, its JavaScript platform afforded the best balance of usability and security.

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