This extension protects you from phishing sites. The MetaCert shield turns green when you visit certified Cryptocurrency websites.
Cryptonite is built especially for Cryptocurrency enthusiasts. This extension blocks more phishing sites and fake social media accounts than any other software.
The main benefit – it installs a small MetaCert shield on the browser toolbar. When you visit a Crypto website or Crypto social media account that has been verified by MetaCert, the shield turns from black to green, so you know with 100% certainty that you are safe. For example, it will turn green every time you visit MyEtherWallet.com so you know you’re on the right site and not a site that looks like it.
This extension also adds a few Crypto bookmarks to the shield menu for your convenience, so you can quickly navigate to the right site without worrying about clicking on the wrong search result.
Each time you visit a verified site a green bar will appear across the top of the site. You can disable this inside the extension settings – via the shield.
If the shield doesn’t turn green when you visit a Crypto exchange or wallet, assume it’s not safe until you can prove otherwise. It will soon be possible for you to submit new wallets and exchanges – but let us know if we missed a very popular website.
We also verify Token and ICO websites and social media accounts after they have installed MetaCert inside their Slack – to protect their communities from phishing inside Slack DMs and public channels.
MetaCert’s threat intelligence system is the most advanced in the world. New phishing sites and social media accounts are classified every day and are updated inside the browser in real-time.
WHAT ABOUT NON-CRYPTO SITES?
This extension does not provide a green shield for non-Crypto sites like Twitter and Github. By only verifying Crypto sites, we help people stay more vigilant when buying and selling Cryptocurrencies.
WHY YOU CAN’T TRUST THE BROWSER PADLOCK (SSL)
Phishing sites use SSL Certificates to fool you into thinking that the padlock in the toolbar means they can be trusted. They can’t. Looking for a padlock does not help you to stay protected from phishing scams. In fact, the padlock now makes it easier for you to fall for a phishing scam.
Cryptonite is fast, reliable and secure and respects your right to privacy.
IMPORTANTN INFORMATION ABOUT THE DEVELOPERS
This extension is brought to you cybersecurity company MetaCert.
It was built by some of the most experienced browser developers in the world. The team behind Cryptonite is made up of the same engineers that brought you the official extensions for dig, Delicious, Yahoo!, PayPal, eBay and Google. They also contributed to bug fixing Firefox throughout the early days of the Mozilla open source movement.
MetaCert is also the most established security company in the Crypto world, protecting many of the biggest Crypto communities from phishing attacks inside Slack.
ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGY
Cryptonite is powered by the MetaCert Security API and the world’s most advance threat intelligence system for URL Classification - hosting the world's biggest database of classified content.
Trust is our currency, so here’s more information you might appreciate:
MetaCert CEO Paul Walsh, co-instigated the creation of the W3C Standard for URL Classification and was one of the original seven founders of the W3C Mobile Web Initiative. He’s also an named contributor on 8 W3C Technical Specifications. For fun, he hosted the world’s biggest Firefox birthday party when it was just 2 years old.
MetaCert COO Ian Hayward was one of the first 50 contributors to the Mozilla project. He built, funded and maintained spreadfirefox.com - one of the most successful open source projects we've seen to date.
Feel free to use this website for support as we will answer every query or complaint. Or you can email us email@example.com
YOUR PRIVACY IS IMPORTANT
HOW TO TEST THE EXTENSION TO MAKE SURE IT'S WORKING
Visit metacert.com - The MetaCert shield will turn from black to green – indicating that it really is MetaCert.com and not a phishing website built by an imposter.
Visit example.org to see blocking in action.
SPREAD THE WORD
If you like this extension please help us spread the word by sharing this link on Twitter and other social media platforms.
UPDATE: We've added a feature to present a one time banner notification to tell you whenever Cryptonite is updated so that you can be sure you are up to date with the latest release. This banner will sometimes include one link for more information.
We'll include a link in one of the upcoming releases to tell you how you can claim your free tokens MetaCert Tokens as a thank you for being amongst the first 100,000 adopters.