What is a VPN Kill Switch?

what is kill switch?

How does Kill Switch work?

VPNs are meant to protect you from cyber theft, being tracked, and monitored at all costs even if that means disconnecting you from the internet. When a VPN connection drops or gets disrupted, your IP address will be exposed and your Internet Service Provider (ISP) and visited websites can know who you are and keep data logs about you. 

A Kill Switch cuts your internet connection momentarily until it senses that it’s safe again to reconnect. It makes sure that you’re protected when reestablishing a connection to the internet and don’t accidentally expose your identity to online predators. 

Why do I need it?

For extra security, it’s better to be safe than sorry. The Kill Switch feature will guarantee that you won’t spill any information even for a second. Because that’s how long it can take for someone to get on your traffic and steal from you. If you’re using a public Wi-Fi hotspot, then chances are online predators will pounce on your traffic and compromise your online identity and steal important assets when given the chance. 

For activists and journalists who need to live on a VPN 24/7, Kill Switch is mandatory to keep your real identity a secret. They wouldn’t want a single unencrypted file leaving their web traffic and can’t risk their identity going through their ISP server that’s under heavy government surveillance. 

Entering passwords, or filling out banking information online under a VPN server is safe. But what happens if you didn’t realize that your connection was interrupted? Kill Switch is the answer. 


What are the benefits of Kill Switch?

  • Keeps you safe if your VPN connection suddenly drops or gets disrupted.
  • Adds an extra layer of protection when connecting to unsafe Wi-Fi hotspots.
  • Safeguard your real IP address in case someone mosquito bites your traffic.
  • Keeps your tracks clean in the event of an unstable connection.
  • Eliminates the risk of having your data stolen.


How does Kill Switch work on my device?

  • Open SwoshsVPN and open Settings.
  • Toggle the Kill Switch to activate it.

You’re all done! You can experience extra security when accessing the internet.