Download Speeds on Linux

System Speed Testing For general speed tests of your connection from the command line, install the “speedtest-cli” python package via “pip”: pip install speedtest-cli Then simply run “speedtest-cli” from the command line. Current Download Speeds Because download speeds are a function of several factors, including the quality of your internet uplink, the speed of your Read More …

Net Neutrality: The World Didn’t End After All

Not only did the repeal of Net Neutrality not usher the U.S. into the internet Dark Ages, but Ookla reports substantially increased broadband speeds since its demise. Indeed, Wired reports very few major changes in traffic policies among U.S. ISPs.  Among the problems with Net Neutrality: it attempted to impose top-down government prescribed limits on Read More …

Airport WiFi Putting You at Risk

Israeli cybersecurity company Coronet has released a report on the threat to travelers using WiFi at airports across the United States.  Major airports are ranked by threat level, and recommendations are provided for mitigating malware and eavesdropping risks to personal electronic devices. One item not mentioned in the report – the ease with which a Read More …