On Monday, our redesigned MEW V5 interface went live on our official website. Browsers can change formats of displaying website addresses (as Chrome did, changing from a green color to grey when indicating safe sites). Given how strongly we feel about users exercising caution and double-checking that they are not on a phishing site, we set out to clarify these issues.
Here’s what you should see in your search window when you are on our official MEW V5 website using various browsers. We recommend that you use Chrome, as some features and methods of access (like MetaMask, Ledger, Trezor) will not be available in other browsers.
Note: Chrome 77 and later will no longer show the Extended Validation indicator (the entity name to the left of the URL bar), and will only display the certificate lock.
In Safari, you may need to do a hard refresh (Alt-Cmd-R) to see the green color on MEW V5, otherwise the address and SSL certificate lock will appear grey.
Note: Firefox 70 and later will no longer show the Extended Validation indicator (the entity name to the left of the URL bar), and will only display the certificate lock.
Hopefully this visual guide will make it a bit easier to be confident that you are on the official MEW website. Browsers do change their policies, and we’ll be sure to update this article if that happens. Meanwhile, don’t click on links in emails, don’t expose your private key online and stay safe on your crypto journey!