Anonymous poster wrote:Are you saying that cryptostorm doesn't have an Internet killswitch? Isn't that a basic feature that most VPNs have? If a user were to download something via BitTorrent and leave his/her computer on overnight, cryptostorm would happen to disconnect and pirate hunters/copyright nazis would happen to monitor one or several of the torrents the user is downloading, then the user is screwed.
That's correct. With CS, if you get disconnected while downloading, you are "screwed", unless you are savvy enough to know how to build your own network lock via firewall rules (which most people are admitted not). Hell, I'm pretty much too lazy to bother with that even though I know how. I like the software to do it for me.
PJ has expressed his opinion in the past that nobody has a truly functioning Network Lock and that everyone is lying to us, and that's why CS doesn't need one (but he is wrong, as a good handful of VPN providers now have truly good network lock functionality based both on windows firewall and WFP policy rules). I'll give him this though, there are just as many VPN providers with crappy network locks that don't work as advertised. But some, like AirVPN and IVPN as examples, truly functions like they are supposed to, completely killing your network if you get disconnected.
So yeah, if disconnection-based leakage is a concern of yours, you definitely want to look elsewhere for now.