- MetaMask wallet can share your IP with its owners
- Here’s how you can avoid being tracked
MetaMask wallet can share your IP with its owners
🚨 MetaMask Tracking IP Address 🚨
Your options 🧵 ↓
— Crypto Snooper 🔎 (@CryptoSnooper_) November 24, 2022
According to the new version of the document, Infura, the blockchain infrastructure provider for ConsenSys, will collect the IP and Ethereum (ETH) wallet addresses of the majority of MetaMask users.
Specifically, all MetaMask clients that use Infura as their default remote procedure call (RPC) provider will track their data using Infura ConsenSys.
This update drew a lot of criticism from cryptocurrency enthusiasts across various segments of the Ethereum and EVM ecosystems, as non-custodial on-chain wallets are commonly promoted as a way to maximize user privacy and avoid data collection by corporations and services.
Here’s how you can avoid being tracked
The analyst offers solutions to avoid sharing your IP address and Ethereum (ETH) wallet data with Infura. First, MetaMask allows users to change their RPC provider, i.e. a service that facilitates communication between the blockchain and the wallet.
The user can obtain an API endpoint from a third party provider and select it as a “Custom RPC” for Ethereum (ETH) or other EVM compatible mainnet and testnet.
Additionally, users can switch to other non-custodial wallets that do not track IP addresses or other data.
As U.Today previously reported, scammers periodically launch Twitter campaigns to promote fake airdrops of non-existent MetaMask Governance Tokens.