The Web3 browser Opera has announced a new set of security tools designed to help users mitigate the general risks associated with malicious attacks in the Web3 ecosystem.
Web3 Guard is a set of browser security features that promises to protect users from malicious decentralized applications (DApps), passphrase phishing attacks, and malicious users.
The security tool scans for known security threats associated with DApps, such as suspicious code, security vulnerabilities and audit history. This helps users get a better idea of the DApp they are planning to view and alerts them if any of the above threats are discovered.
The built-in security tools will also check for any phishing attacks using seed phrases, scanning web pages for obvious signs of use such as common phishing keywords and properties, without compromising users’ privacy or identity.
“Currently, Web3 Guard provides warnings and information to users so that they are not only aware of the potential risks in the moment, but also gradually become more familiar with the types of dangers specific to Web3”, Opera’s senior crypto product manager Danny Yao told Cointelegraph.
The new crypto browser security features also introduce a malicious address checker that checks recipient addresses against a list of known malicious agents and alerts users if suspicious activity is detected. In addition, the browser has the ability to enable HTTPS everywhere, adding an extra layer of security and ensuring that the websites users visit use strong encryption methods.
The popular crypto browser Opera, which gained popularity by offering its own token to users to explore the internet through its platform, has become a key point of Web3 interaction. The browser has an integrated wallet and support for many cryptosystems and Web3 ecosystems.