This extension protects you from phishing sites. The MetaCert shield turns green when you visit certified Cryptocurrency websites.
Cryptonite is designed to help protect cryptocurrency enthusiasts from phishing scams and comes with three features:
Blocks phishing sites. MetaCert’s threat intelligence system is the most advanced in the world. New phishing sites are classified daily and are updated in the browser in real-time.
Turns the shield from black to green so when you visit verified crypto websites and social media accounts. This provides you with 100% certainty that you really are on a site like MyEtherWallet.com and not a new phishing site that hasn’t been detected yet.
It adds a few crypto bookmarks to the shield menu for your convenience.
If the shield doesn’t turn green when you visit a crypto exchange or wallet, assume it’s not safe until you 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.
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. This might change if enough people ask for it.
WHY YOU NEED CRYPTONITE
Phishing sites now use SSL Certificates to fool you into thinking that the padlock in the toolbar means they can be trusted. They can’t.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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