MetaCert Protocol Offers Cross-Platform Anti-Phishing Solutions

Mobile phishing is on the rise and while you may not have personally felt the affects of one of these kinds of attacks, chances are good someone you know has.

Simply speaking it’s a numbers game. As we become more reliant on our mobile devices to surf the web, we expose them to a greater number of internet resources. Since we rely so much on our mobile devices, it makes sense that mobile phishing attacks have escalated as much as 85 percent on an annual basis. Malicious resources tend to go undetected by conventional browsers on mobile and desktop devices and if you land on one you risk exposing your data, resources, and reputation.

However, as mobile phishing continues to escalate MetaCert Protocol strikes to the heart of scammers by providing alerts for unverified links.

In order to install malware, gather credentials, and do harm scammers use phishing links to direct traffic to malicious websites. MetaCert Protocol stops people from clicking on bad URIs by providing annotated alerts for verified, unverified, and known phishing links. Links that are verified by MetaCert Protocol are vetted by a community of validators, while unverified links give users pause to reflect on whether or not they should really be clicking on that in the first place.

This is important because thousands of new phishing links are generated every day. Using MetaCert Protocol’s classification system it becomes easier to differentiate a phishing link that’s unverified from the verified counterpart it’s attempting to pose as. In time, community members identify unverified links and submit it to our curated database for classification, and the truth about what resources are trustworthy comes out.

MetaCert Protocol works, and to prove it we’ve built powerful tools that call upon our API to classify verified, unverified, and malicious resources on the web. These resources include websites, social media accounts, and cryptocurrency wallet addresses, all of which have commonly been associated with phishing scams. Tools like the anti-phishing browser add-on Cryptonite, the MetaCert Security Bot for Telegram, and our enterprise grade Slack tool are simply proofs of concept. We’ve also built parental control tools that call upon our database to shield families from illicit content. Our latest tool, now open for beta testing, provides warnings for links that appear in emails.

Most people can’t tell the difference between a phishing site and a legitimate one! MetaCert Protocol’s early warning system helps to retrain users from relying on the false sense of security they get from imposter sites featuring SSL certificates, hacked “Verified”(by Twitter’s team) Twitter accounts touting scams, and phishing links found in emails.

We want everyone to call upon our API in order to integrate MetaCert Protocol as a native element within platforms the same we have proven is possible with a myriad of security products that today protect a combined total of over 1,000,000 inhabitants of the cryptocurrency ecosystem.

Get in touch with us and find out how MetaCert Protocol can make a difference for your product or service. Find out why MetaCert Protocol is the new shield of trust for web resources, and join us as we help to protect the world from phishing attacks. Don’t forget to check out our white paper and technical paper, and follow us @MetaCert on Twitter.

MetaCert Protocol is decentralizing cybersecurity for the Internet, by defining ownership and URL classification information about domain names, applications, bots, crypto wallet addresses, social media accounts and APIs. The Protocol’s registry can be used by ISPs, routers, Wi-Fi hotspots, crypto wallets and exchanges, mobile devices, browsers and apps, to help address cyber threats such as phishing, malware, brand protection, child safety and news credibility. Think of MetaCert Protocol as the modern version of the outdated browser padlock and whois database combined.