Restart download, but forget to restart VPN

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justme
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Restart download, but forget to restart VPN

Postby justme » Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:54 pm

If I download a torrent, it loads into Transmission and starts downloading all down through the VPN. If I quit Transmission and reopen Transmission later to complete the download - but forget to start my VPN and it is now through my regular ISP am I now vulnerable via my ISP?

sarah_lane
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Re: Restart download, but forget to restart VPN

Postby sarah_lane » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:20 am

Yeah, that would leave you vulnerable. You need to switch to a VPN with a kill switch that stops all traffic from entering or leaving your device if you are disconnected from a VPN server location. For example, this is the one I use:
https://www.expressvpn.com/support/troubleshooting/network-lock/

justme
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Re: Restart download, but forget to restart VPN

Postby justme » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:50 am

Thanks for the information. I do use ExpressVPN. I'm new to the whole VPN thing.

sarah_lane
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Re: Restart download, but forget to restart VPN

Postby sarah_lane » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:06 am

:) if you switch it on, you'd be fine in the future!


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