Kermit, a research project from Georgia Tech, lets home broadband users view and control the use of bandwidth on their home networks, showing which devices are using the network and allowing customers to throttle devices that are clobbering their other connections. It also reports on ISP shenanigans, such as bandwidth shaping, and tells you whether you're getting the speeds your ISP advertised.
To make them easier to sort out, Kermit provides a visual display of every device using the home network at any given moment, and it logs usage and total bandwidth over time. It also shows how much bandwidth the connection is delivering. The tool is designed for at-a-glance simplicity, and slapping bandwidth or time limits on any given device is just a click away (prioritizing devices is also an option). To make this dashboard view even simpler, users can rename any object ("My Xbox," "Janie's iPhone") and can display a picture of the device.
Hackers tried to break into the World Health Organization earlier in March, as the COVID-19 pandemic spread, Reuters reports. Security experts blame an advanced cyber-espionage hacker group known as DarkHotel. A senior agency official says the WHO has been facing a more than two-fold increase in cyberattacks since the coronavirus pandemic began.
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