Kim Dotcom Offers Cash Reward To Anyone Who Breaks Mega’s SecurityBy: Zach Walton - February 1, 2013
Mega has been under a lot of scrutiny since it launched over a week ago, and not just from the copyright lobby. The Internet security community has been claiming that Mega isn’t as secure as Kim Dotcom claims. Now Dotcom is offering a cash reward to anybody that can prove it.
In a tweet, Dotcom offered a €10,000 ($13,500) reward to anybody that can crack Mega’s security:
#Mega‘s open source encryption remains unbroken! We’ll offer 10,000 EURO to anyone who can break it. Expect a blog post today.
In a previous blog post, Dotcom addressed some of the initial concerns the security community had with Mega. One of the major concerns was that users could not change their password, which is required to decrypt your files. To allay that concern, Mega now lets you change your password. Users can also reset their password under the following scenarios:
The change doesn’t address all of the concerns, but it’s a good start. For the other concerns, security researchers will have to break Mega’s encryption and prove that it needs work. From there, Dotcom and his team of developers will hopefully fix any problems found.[h/t: The Next Web]