A VPN kill switch is a feature that is built into a VPN service that will disconnect your internet connection right away if your VPN connection fails. This will help keep your information more secure by preventing your data from being transmitted without encryption.
Uses of VPN kill switch
A VPN kill switch is a safety net for your VPN. It acts as an “emergency off button” for your internet connection.
A VPN kill switch can be used in the following situations:
- When you are using public Wi-Fi and want to make sure that others cannot access your data.
- When you want to prevent your IP address from leaking when you are using a mobile hotspot.
- When you want to stop all internet traffic if the connection drops unexpectedly, which would otherwise allow someone else to see what sites you have visited or what files you have downloaded.