Kim Dotcom and business partner Mathias Ortmann say Megaupload’s latest incarnation 'Mega' will be ultra secure and almost immune to shutdown as well as deflecting copyright liability to its users completely.
Before users upload their files to Mega they will be encrypted using the AES algorithm. Users will then be provided with a unique decryption key giving them sole responsibility for who can have future use of the file.
Mega will have no knowledge of any encrypted file’s contents at any stage.
To counter that kind of threat of a raid, Mega will employ some technical countermeasures, including placing sets of servers in separate countries.
“So, even if one country decides to go completely berserk from a legal perspective and freeze all servers, for example, or if a natural disaster happens, there’s still another location where all the files are available,” Ortmann explained.
The Pirate Bay has also taken steps to ensure their security, by moving its entire operation to the cloud, which it says will make its day-to-day running cheaper, easier and harder to shut down by the police.