When you’re hunting in the digital landscape, you don’t want to stand out like a white lion on the Serengeti.
PeerConnections are enabled by default in Firefox. This is a bad juju for me as enabling this can leak my IP address when using a VPN connection.
In Firefox, go to ‘about:config’ in the address bar. In the config window search for this setting and change it as follows:
- media.peerconnection.enabled and doubleclick it to change the value to false.
As this is such bad juju, I check this to make sure it is set at false before I start any research project. Of course, I do this because I always use a VPN.