How To Secure Your Metamask Account

The following are security recommendations to secure your Metamask account using both the Metamask browser extension and Metamask mobile app.

General best practice for security of your Metamask wallet

  • Never use the extension on a shared computer
  • Backup your seed phrase securely
    • Use a password manager such as Lastpass or KeePass to save password and seed phrase;
    • or another secure method of your choice;
  • Generate a secure hashed password using password manager
  • Regularly clear your browser’s history and cookies
  • Lock your Metamask account when not in use
  • Deactivate/turn off the Metamask extension when not in use

Recommended Metamask Security Settings

The following are recommended settings for using the Metamask browser extension and mobile app securely. Hopefully you will have many of these turned on by default but it is worth checking and making any changes.

Metamask wallet browser extension:

  1. Settings → Advanced → set Auto-Lock Timer to < 5 minutes
  2. Settings → Advanced → turn off any experimental features
  3. Settings → Advanced → set Auto-Lock Timer to < 5 minutes
  4. Settings → Security & Privacy → turn on Use Phishing Detection
  5. Settings → Alerts → turn on all

Metamask wallet mobile app:

  1. Mobile app → Settings → Security & Privacy → set Auto-Lock Timer to < 30 sec
  2. Mobile app → Settings → Security & Privacy →clear privacy data, cookies and browser history at regular intervals
  3. Mobile app → Settings → Security & Privacy →turn on Privacy mode
  4. Mobile app → Settings → Security & Privacy →
  5. Mobile app → Settings → Security & Privacy →Mobile app → change password specific to mobile

Learn more

https://community.metamask.io/t/metamask-security-start-here/72

 

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