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kill switch

Sam ChenJuly 24, 2017

Kill switch, when used in the context of VPNs, is a feature which automatically “kills” or stops any network activity once the VPN connection is lost.

This is a very important feature for VPN services as a even a momentary disconnection of the VPN may cause a user’s true IP as well as any un-encrypted information to be revealed over the internet. Using a kill switch ensures that unless a VPN connection is active, no internet connectivity will be allowed.


VPN Services with Kill Switch Functionality

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