MetaMask Wallet Secuirty Tips

How to Keep your MetaMask Wallet Safe NZ (2024)

This guide offers crucial tips to fortify your MetaMask wallet against potential attackers. Follow these simple measures for heightened protection on your funds, ensuring a secure exploration of the DeFi market!

What is MetaMask Wallet?

MetaMask, a robust and user-friendly browser extension cryptocurrency wallet, revolutionizes how New Zealanders engage with Ethereum and other blockchains.

MetaMask’s wallet and mobile app enable secure storage, management, and seamless Ethereum and token transactions within your preferred browser. It’s the ultimate tool for navigating the dynamic crypto landscape in NZ, offering an efficient departure from cumbersome wallet management to embrace the future of digital finance with MetaMask.

Learn more About MetaMask Wallet & Web3

Whether you’re holding Polygon, Ethereum, Binance Coin, or a diverse range of coins, a MetaMask wallet offers a secure and user-friendly vault for your crypto investments.

How to Install MetaMask Wallet?

Step 1: Locate MetaMask's website


Start by going to the MetaMask website ( and click on the “Install MetaMask for Chrome” button


Step 2: Adding to browser


Click “Add to Browser” on the pop-up window that appears.




Step 3: Adding extension


Click “Add Extension” on the next pop-up window.


Step 4: Open MetaMask


Once the extension is installed, you will see the MetaMask icon in the top right corner.




Step 5: Create an account


Create a strong and unique password for your MetaMask account.

Step 6: Secret seed phase


Write down your seed phrase (a set of 12 words) and store it in a secure location. (Ideally multiple copies). This is your backup and recovery phrase.


Then confirm your seed phrase by typing it in the correct order. Once that is complete your MetaMask account is now set up and ready to use.

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MetaMask Wallet Safety Tips

Never Share your Secret Phrase

The MetaMask recovery phrase consists of 12 words, crucial for cryptocurrency wallet restoration. Sharing it grants control; never disclose it, even to alleged MetaMask representatives. For added security, write it down and store it safely at home. 

View our in house guide How to Backup Your Cryptocurrency Wallet for an in depth dive.

Download MetaMask Wallet from the official website.

Ensure you exclusively download MetaMask from the official website Confirm the link redirects to the exact URL for authenticity.

For mobile users, obtain MetaMask wallet solely from the official links on iOS or Google Play Store. Avoid third-party sources to safeguard your digital assets.

Use a Strong Password for your MetaMask Wallet

After MetaMask installation, set a password as the second layer of defense. Opt for a robust, non-obvious password to safeguard your cryptocurrency wallet locally. In the event of computer theft or unauthorized access, it prevents MetaMask wallet access.

Connect to Web3 Applications you Trust

When engaging with Web3 applications, like minting NFTs, linking your wallet to a website is necessary. Unfortunately, hackers may attempt phishing by impersonating legitimate websites, especially for popular projects. This deception can lead to severe consequences, resulting in the loss of all your cryptocurrency. 

Always scrutinize the website’s URL before interacting with it to ensure authenticity.

For protection against Web3 scams, explore our Cryptocurrency Scams Guide or Airdrop Scams Guide. Safeguard your assets with informed insights and precautions.

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Cryptocurrency NZ Final Verdict

We trust these safety tips were beneficial! In today’s landscape, an increasing number of hackers employ sophisticated methods to compromise MetaMask wallets. Prioritize research before engaging with websites or third parties to safeguard your Tokens.

Stay humble and stack sats 

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Disclaimer: All content in this guide is intended for educational purposes only and should not be interpreted as financial advice. As an individual, you are entirely responsible for how you conduct your investments and manage your cryptocurrency interests. It is exclusively your own responsibility to perform due diligence and Cryptocurrency NZ recommends taking extreme care and caution with crypto and are not responsible for the outcomes, management, or oversight of your activities.