Posts Tagged ‘online shopping’

Zappos Hacked, Security Email Asks Users to Change Passwords

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Online retailers definitely need to be aggressive about user account security; otherwise customers will take their business elsewhere.

Zappos yesterday notified all of their employees and customers that a company server has been compromised. The email, accessible online only for visitors from the US, indicates that the attackers may have gotten hold of part or all of the customer account database of Zappos.com. Information that may have been retrieved by the attacker include customer names, email addresses, billing and shipping addresses, phone numbers, the last four digits of the credit card number and encrypted passwords.

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Get Coupon Code Notifications on Merchant Sites In Firefox

Friday, October 28th, 2011

I probably wouldn’t use an add-on like this myself … but I’m sure my wife would.

Coupons are a great way of saving money on the Internet. They obviously work best if you can get a coupon for an online shopping site that you want to make a purchase on (and not the other way round). The Firefox extension CouponsHelper is an unobtrusive add-on that informs you about coupon codes on supported merchant websites. The extension displays a small notification at the top of the browser window that lists coupons for that merchant.

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