MetaMask, a prominent figure in the blockchain and Web3 domains, recently enhanced its offerings with a series of security-oriented plugins called MetaMask Snaps. These add-ons are designed to extend the functionality of the MetaMask wallet, improving security and user experience.
Collaborative efforts to improve security
One of the notable achievements is the collaboration between Tenderly and Sayfer, culminating in the development of the “Simulate Asset Changes Snap”. This integration leverages Tenderly’s simulation capabilities and Sayfer’s security auditing expertise, enriching MetaMask’s feature set and providing a more secure and transparent transaction environment for users.
Extending the reach of MetaMask
The reach of MetaMask Snaps has been greatly expanded through its integration with Hedera, an open source and leaderless proof-of-stake network. This was made possible thanks to Tuum Technologies who developed the ‘Hedera Wallet Snap’. This integration allows developers to seamlessly integrate Hedera functionality into MetaMask-based applications, combining Hedera’s speed and cost-effectiveness with MetaMask’s security features
Comprehensive security photos
MetaMask has released various security snapshots, each addressing different aspects of transaction and wallet security:
Web3 Security Snap: Integrates AnChain’s AI-based Blockchain Ecosystem Intelligence results into MetaMask.
Tenderly TX Preview Snap: Allows users to preview transactions before execution, offering valuable information and avoiding failed transactions.
Kleros Scout Snap: Uses contract metadata from Kleros Curate registries for transaction information.
Forta Snap: Scans addresses in pre-signed transactions against a database of known fraudsters.
Blockfence Snap: Evaluates transaction safety before approval.
Saferoot Snap: Intercepts dangerous transactions in real-time, moving assets to a safe location.
Assets Risk Detection Snap: Detects risks in user assets with GoPlus Security.
TM ChainSafer Snap: Provides transaction information and security assessment.
Web3 Antivirus Snap: Offers fraud and risk reports on Web3 transactions.
Quick Intel Snap: Performs real-time token risk analysis across multiple blockchains.
Dedaub Snap: Facilitates transaction simulation and assesses account reliability.
MetaMask’s Snaps represent a significant advance in securing Web3 interactions and transactions. Collaborations and integrations with various technologies underscore MetaMask’s commitment to providing a safe and efficient user experience in the evolving digital asset landscape.
Image source: Shutterstock