MetaMask Broadcasts Users’ Ethereum Addresses to Visited Websites

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About 200 BTC Lost Popular Ethereum wallet MetaMask has been broadcasting users’ Ethereum wallets to the websites they visit. Thus, any advertisement, or tracker can detect MetaMask users’ Ethereum addresses through them and potentially link the address to users’ browsing activity – compromising anonymity. This allowed third parties to see ETH addresses and potentially link them to their browsing activity, as was reported by GitHub users. Despite that MetaMask has a built-in “privacy mode” that could stop this from happening, that needs to be manually activated by the user. Image courtesy of Ethereum World News Read the best crypto news analysis here! bitnewstoday.com Bitcoin, investments, regulation and other cryptocurrencies Found a mistake?

Article Preview 28.12.2018  |   in Crime Phishing Attack On Electrum Wallet. About 200 BTC Lost Popular Ethereum wallet MetaMask has been broadcasting users’ Ethereum wallets to the websites they visit. This allowed third parties to see ETH addresses and potentially link them to their browsing activity, as was reported by GitHub users.

Thus, any advertisement, or tracker can detect MetaMask users’ Ethereum addresses through them and potentially link the address to users’ browsing activity – compromising anonymity. Despite that MetaMask has a built-in “privacy mode” that could stop this from happening, that needs to be manually activated by the user. If it isn’t enabled, it sends websites what are known as “message broadcasts.”

The user who created the GitHub issue wrote:

“It sacrifices the privacy of everyone in the system because...

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