1Password earlier this week announced its new partnership with Privacy.com, which allows users to create virtual cards in their browser for making secure online payments in the United States. Users can generate as many virtual cards as they want and easily control where and how they use them.
When you create a Privacy.com card using 1Password, it’s locked to that merchant and can only be used for that particular site or service. So even if the card details are ever exposed in a data breach, they can’t be used elsewhere.
In addition to letting you make online payments with safety and privacy, virtual cards also allow you to set spending limits giving you even more control over your money.
“We’re so pleased to add these features to 1Password – we’re pretty sure it’s new territory for password managers across the board. This partnership means we can now do for your money what we’ve always done for your passwords. Namely: create unique information for every service you use to keep your most important data as safe as can be.”
At the moment, Privacy.com is limited to users in the United States. However, we have reached out to 1Password to see whether Canada will also be getting support for the new feature.
In the meantime, check out the video above explaining how Privacy.com integration works with 1Password.
Update Sept. 25: A 1Password spokesperson told iPhone in Canada in a statement, “We’d love for the new Virtual Cards to be available for all our customers across the world but at this time it’s only available for the US as Privacy, our partner, is only available in the US. We’re sure they will announce new markets in the future however, but we can’t promise this of course.”