Internet Kill Switch

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Wed, Oct 8th, 2014 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

In an era of always-on Internet, John Edgar Park and Sean Michael Ragan demonstrate how to build an internet kill switch, in both an unobtrusive and over-the-top designs.

If you want to be double-dog sure, here’s a simple, fool-proof answer: a hardware kill switch. Put one on the wired connection between your computer and router and use it to unambiguously isolate that computer from the internet whenever you want. Or put it between your router (wireless or otherwise) and your ISP hardware to control the connection for the entire house. Sure, you could just unplug the cable, but that’s hard on the connectors, and the switch is faster to use and neater-looking, to boot.

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