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Metamask Browser Extension Default Settings Broadcast ETH Addresses to Visited Websites

Leading Ethereum browser extension Metamask reportedly broadcasts ETH addresses to all visited websites. Leading Ethereum (ETH) browser extension Metamask reportedly broadcasts ETH addresses to all websites a user visits in its default settings, a GitHub issue submitted on March 20 states. Metamask is a browser extension featured in the Brave browser — compatible with Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Opera — that enables its users to interact with Ethereum-based decentralized applications (DApps). According to the aforementioned GitHub issue, Metamask broadcasts its users’ ETH address to all the websites visited in its default settings, with the post specifying that the ETH addresses are shown in data objects contained in message broadcasts as opposed to window objects. According to the issue report, this can lead to the identification of users and precludes Metamask use by privacy sensitive DApps. More precisely, the user cites the recently hacked porn DApp Spankchain and health ..

Fake MetaMask Crypto Malware Pulled From Google Play After Tip-Off

An app masquerading as DApp MetaMask contained malware that aimed to steal coins by replacing wallet addresses. Decentralized app (DApp) MetaMask is facing fresh problems from cryptocurrency scammers after malware impersonating the tool appeared on Google Play, cybersecurity company Eset reported Feb. 8. The malware, which replaces computer clipboard information in an attempt to steal cryptocurrency, was removed by Google at the beginning of the month after a tip-off from Eset researchers. Known as a ‘Clipper,’ the malware replaces copied cryptocurrency wallet addresses with an address belonging to an attacker in the hope funds will be sent elsewhere without the user noticing. The discovery marked the first time such malware had made it past Google’s vetting procedures, the security firm notes. “The clipper we found lurking in the Google Play store, detected by ESET security solutions as Android/Clipper.C, impersonates a legitimate service called MetaMask,” Eset explained, continuing:..

Popular Ethereum DApp Browser MetaMask to Launch Mobile App Version

Ethereum’s most popular browser extension MetaMask reveals mobile app version at Devcon4 conference in Prague. The mobile app version of the currently most-downloaded Ethereum Chrome browser extension MetaMask was revealed during Ethereum’s annual Devcon conference Oct. 31, according a tweet from the CEO of ConsenSys Joseph Lubin. Lubin, whose New York-based Ethereum blockchain software firm and incubator ConsenSys has been working on MetaMask since 2016, stated in the tweet: “Everyone's favorite Ethereum browser extension is coming to your phone. The team is focusing on not being ‘just a wallet,’ but a portal to the world of all things blockchain.” MetaMask, an extension available for Chrome, Firefox and Brave with more than one million downloads in Google's Chrome Web Store, currently allows users to run Ethereum decentralized applications (DApps) in their browser. The extension also serves as a web-based non-custodial wallet for Ethereum and ERC-20 tokens. Also at Devcon4..

‘Active Scam’: MetaMask Adds Optional Block of Top Ethereum Decentralized App

333ETH, the number one DApp by user numbers, has received phishing and scam accusations from wallet provider MetaMask. Cryptocurrency wallet and Ethereum decentralized app (DApp) extension MetaMask has blocked the most popular DApp for Ethereum, 333ETH. The Next Web reported on the block Friday, September 28. 333ETH promises “lifelong” payouts of Ether (ETH) to investors’ wallets via smart contracts upon an initial down payment. The latest in a series of popular Ethereum DApps to attract scam accusations, it is currently ranked the most popular on monitoring site DAppRadar. In comments on Twitter, MetaMask said it had opted to create the block, which it added it would make optional, due to the 333ETH DApp being an “active scam.” MetaMask claimed it was acting in users’ best interests. “This site was never the most used Dapp, and it was actively phishing people,” the extension’s official Twitter account wrote Thursday. “We will be adding the ability to skip our block page, we don'..
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