1Password on Tuesday announced a new feature that provides integration with Privacy.com’s virtual credit cards, offering online shoppers increased security and privacy.
The partnership means 1Password now allows users to create virtual cards in their browser to make online payments more safely. Users can create as many virtual cards as they need and control where and how they’re used. The capability is similar to that offered to online shoppers by Apple Pay.
Privacy.com is a service that allows users to create single-use, “virtual” card numbers that protect the user’s actual credit card information. Users can have multiple virtual card numbers that draw funds from a single physical credit card or debit card.
1Password is now the best way to create and use virtual cards in your browser. The Privacy integration is available now for 1Password X, and soon for the 1Password Safari extension. It lets you:
- Create new Privacy.com virtual cards right from your browser. When you’re asked to enter a card number, 1Password will show you an option to create a virtual card instead. You can give it any name you choose.
- Set spending limits. When you create a new Privacy card with 1Password, you can set a spending limit there and then. You can choose a one-off payment, monthly or annual limits, or a total amount.
- Save card details in 1Password. If you like, you can save your new virtual card in 1Password so it’s always to hand if you need to quickly grab the CVV number. When it’s time to enter payment details again, we’ll show any cards associated with the site you’re on. That way, you won’t create cards you don’t need.
When you create a card, it’s locked to that merchant so it can only be used for that particular site or service. So if the card details are ever exposed in a data breach, they can’t be used elsewhere.
The functionality is coming soon as a Safari extension, as well as an additional feature in the 1Password app.
Users who don’t subscribe to 1Password can take advantage of Privacy.com’s introductory promotion that gives users 25% their first year of premium 1Password service. 1Password users who don’t have a Privacy.com subscription can get three months of free Privacy Pro service.