R2D2

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Hello, everyone ! I just signed up a Mega account and I read some of the reviews on quora and they are saying that MEGA isn't safe anymore. What do you think, guys ? :)
I use Mega regularly and while I do not trust their security too much I still view them as a provider worth considering primarily due to the 50 GB free space on offer. Suggest you encrypt your data and then backup to Mega. I use Duplicati for this purpose.
 
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TrinitronMSDOS

The only point of using mega.nz is that they're not too regarding on copyright. And that's a plus even if you use 100% legal data. For example, I've read some cloud service scans your library for copyrighted content. That might be a problem if you have a collection of MP3 that you ripped from your owned CDs or converter from your iTunes purchases, for example.

It's also a good for less important stuff. But otherwise i wouldn't trust them with my real personal files, as this provider is often associated with pirated content.

And if you're going to go thru the hassle of encrypting your files, why not encrypting your files on safer cloud service ? Then you'd have more security :cool:
 

Klhoe-21

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Hello, everyone ! I just signed up a Mega account and I read some of the reviews on quora and they are saying that MEGA isn't safe anymore. What do you think, guys ? :)
Last time I tried Mega's "app" it also installed 5 shortcuts which all lead to a Maleware choked page that ALSO allowed remote desktop control ( I was using a PoS system (Piece of Sh1te) that I was gonna convert Windows to Qubes OS).
They tried to syskey the system, but when I saw what they were pulling up, I pulled the power cord (LOLz).
 

Spawn

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Last time I tried Mega's "app" it also installed 5 shortcuts which all lead to a Maleware choked page that ALSO allowed remote desktop control ( I was using a PoS system (Piece of Sh1te) that I was gonna convert Windows to Qubes OS).
They tried to syskey the system, but when I saw what they were pulling up, I pulled the power cord (LOLz).
Which "Mega App"? Did you download for PC, Mac, Android or iOS? Where did you download from; the official channels, a mirror host or elsewhere? Does your PC (Windows or Mac) have an Antivirus installed, that could have detected the threat before it was downloaded from the Internet?
 
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Janl1992l

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Last time I tried Mega's "app" it also installed 5 shortcuts which all lead to a Maleware choked page that ALSO allowed remote desktop control ( I was using a PoS system (Piece of Sh1te) that I was gonna convert Windows to Qubes OS).
They tried to syskey the system, but when I saw what they were pulling up, I pulled the power cord (LOLz).
This is strange. I use mega myself(the windows app) and only have 1 shortcut from the app. Do you used the official download link? Seems like a fake version or something.
 

Threadripper

Level 6
iCloud for all my photos and phone backups, it used to be Sync.com for everything else but it has no Linux app so I recently started using MEGA. Everything I have in MEGA is in VeraCrypt files so I don't care about the strength of their security but I want that 50GB :p
 

SeriousHoax

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I want that 50GB
Isn't that for a limited time? I had 50 gb storage but now it's 15gb again. If you can fill the 50gb space before expiring then your data will still be on their cloud though. But you won't be able to add new files. Isn't that how it works?
 

Threadripper

Level 6
Isn't that for a limited time? I had 50 gb storage but now it's 15gb again. If you can fill the 50gb space before expiring then your data will still be on their cloud though. But you won't be able to add new files. Isn't that how it works?
I have nearly 100GB right now, in around 6 months that will drop to 50GB I believe.
 
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