Privacy.com and 1Password have announced a partnership that will see user’s ability to create ‘virtual’ credit cards to make online purchase a more secure. The team-up will include Privacy.com’s features and capabilities in the familiar 1Password user-interface. This service gives users a way to create throwaway virtual cards all from within a web browser window. All the software you need to make it work can be found in their browser extension which is available in Chrome, Firefox, Brave, and even Opera. Also, the password manager will be able to store the card’s details that so you can use later easily.
For instance, a user can create a virtual card that is specifically for use on Netflix. That way, they can use it strictly for their monthly payments to the popular streaming service. Also, you can set a spending limit that is fully programmable. This lets you easily replenished your virtual card’s funds regularly for your subscriptions.
Although this is definitely a useful service, it’s important to remember that it’s only available if you live in the United States. 1Password has, however, been hinting at Privacy.com expanding from where they are into global markets at some point in in the near future. The throw-away card creator has a free tier, and all you have to do is switch on 1Password in your Privacy.com settings if you’ve already got an account.