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Refund Please

Just came across another great Lifehacker article titled Track Amazon’s 30-day refund guarantee with Refund Please.

Apparently, similar to some other stores, if the price of an item you purchased from Amazon.com drops within 30 days of the purchase date, Amazon.com will credit you the difference in price. This is great for anyone who shops on Amazon.com except that checking the price on a daily basis can become quite a pain.

Enter Refund Please – a site that checks the price of the item you purchased daily and sends you a message if the price drops and also includes the relevant links and information on how to claim your credit. I’ll try and use Refund Please for some of my most recent Amazon.com purchases but am also curious about Price Protectr – a site that offers a very similar service but covers purchases from Amazon.com, Backcountry.com, Best Buy, Circuit City, Costco, Future Shop, Jenson USA, Office Max, Sears and Target.

(IN)SECURE Magazine

(IN)SECURE Magazine has just released Issue 6. This edition includes the following:

– Best practices in enterprise database protection
– Quantifying the cost of spyware to the enterprise
– Security for websites  – breaking sessions to hack into a machine
– How to win friends and influence people with IT security certifications
– The size of security: the evolution and history of OSSTMM operational security metrics
– Interview with Kenny Paterson, Professor of Information Security at Royal Holloway, University of London
– PHP and SQL security today
– Apache security: Denial of Service attacks
– War-driving in Germany  – CeBIT 2006