Verizon VPN app protects against shady public WiFi

Add Verizon to the list of tech giants that can’t resist the temptation to offer their own virtual private network services. The carrier (and Engadget’s parent company) has released a Safe Wi-Fi app for Android that uses the encryption of a VP…

NSA has yet to fix security holes that helped Snowden leaks

Edward Snowden’s success in leaking NSA data was chalked up in part to the agency’s own security lapses, so you’d think that the agency would have tightened up its procedures in the past five years… right? Apparently not. The NSA Inspector…

How I made my own WireGuard VPN server

Some of you may have heard about VPN protocols that let you establish a connection between your device and a server, such as OpenVPN and IPsec. But there’s a brand new shiny protocol that promises to be faster and more secure at the same time — WireGuard. But WTF is a VPN anyway? A VPN […]

Samsung patches multiple SmartThings Hub security flaws

Samsung’s SmartThings hub suffered from 20 vulnerabilities that could have allowed attackers to control the internet-of-things devices connected to it. Thankfully, security intelligence firm Cisco Talos discovered the flaws and worked with the…