Popular Ethereum wallet MetaMask boosts user privacy with new upgrade
Popular ETH wallet and browser extension, MetaMask, has recently unveiled a significant application upgrade – MetaMask Version 8. The new version heavily focuses on privacy and encryption. The wallet’s new “Unparalleled Privacy Control” feature protects user information while connecting the app to a certain website.
MetaMask V8 lets users select more than one account for a specific website or even create a new account specifically for a site. Users “decide what each site has access to,” added the firm.
Today we are beginning to roll out a big update: MetaMask Version 8!https://t.co/N5ztv2pZGd— MetaMask (@metamask_io) July 2, 2020
According to MetaMask, most of the online cryptocurrency wallets available are vulnerable to disclosing private data by providing a single account.
Most wallets today either manage a single account or expose the currently selected user current account to all connected sites – broadly revealing users’ private information.
The new version also includes an account-login update based on MetaMask’s proprietary permissions system (EIP 2255). This allows users to stay logged in on different websites with different accounts at the same time.