VPN Hotspot lets you share your VPN connection over a hotspot
There are a lot of people who worry about the privacy of their online activity these days. Companies are releasing entire web browsers that focus solely on blocking the countless number of trackers that companies have embedded into their websites. Then we have internet providers who try to snoop in on what you’re doing, there are hackers who scan through entire publish WiFi networks, and so much more.
This is a big reason why the VPN business is getting so popular these days and getting one for everyone in a house, or all of your friends, can get quite expensive. Thankfully, XDA Senior Member Mygod Studio has released a free application called VPN Hotspot which lets you share your current VPN connection to people near you by using a hotspot/system tethering or repeater (root required).
The goal of Mygod Studio was to design a VPN Hotspot to do only minimal changes to your system. This results in there being almost no chance you will brick your device while also limiting the risk of breaking your Internet using this app (under normal conditions). However, anything is possible when tinkering with these types of things so the developer cannot guarantee that nothing bad will happen. For those curious about what is under the hood of VPN Hotspot, be sure to check out the GitHub project here, but here are a number of reasons why VPN Hotspot can be quite the useful application.
- Connecting things that don’t support VPN like Chromecasts behind corporate firewalls
- Setting up gapps behind corporate firewalls
- Connecting to your mobile hotspot but you’re not bothered to set up VPN on your device
- Bypassing tethering limits. (you might need more of a real VPN than an ad-blocker to fool a smarter cellular provider)