MetaMask listed as "web wallet" on official Ethereum website

by user55871   Last Updated September 11, 2019 14:28 PM - source

MetaMask is listed only in the "web wallets" section of the official Ethereum wallet guide. Obviously, MetaMask is written in Javascript and runs in a web browser. But this is also true of the MyCrypto desktop client, which runs in an stripped down version of Chromium via Electron. The MyCrypto Desktop client is listed in the desktop wallets section of the guide.

Is there some additional aspect of the way MetaMask works which may have caused its inclusion in the web wallets section? Maybe the fact that it auto updates like all browser extensions? Or does it load remote javascript files when it runs, posing a security risk even if it is set not to auto update?

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