New report indicates unlocked smartphone market share continuing to increase

A new report from the NPD Group indicates unlocked devices comprise 12 percent of the U.S. smartphone market, and that number will continue growing within the next few years. The increase in unlocked phone purchases is a response to  carriers eliminating subsidized plans and users wanting more carrier flexibility. Unlocked devices are an attractive option…

Facebook reportedly purchases black market credentials for user safety

CNET recently reported Facebook buys credentials hackers sell on the black market. While this practice may seem unorthodox, Alex Stamos, Facebook’s Chief Security Officer, claims these purchases are for Facebook’s overall security effort. Credential theft is the number one cause of account and information hacking. Using the same username and password combination is a common…