It seems like every time you turn around, there’s news of a new data breach – and the breaches continue to get larger with time. When breaches reach the level of affecting millions and even billions of accounts, it’s only a matter of time before your accounts are affected. How can you keep your accounts safe yet still enjoy the convenience of online shopping?
Some consumers are turning to virtual credit or debit cards that link to your existing credit card or bank account but allow you to issue separate, random card numbers that are good only for a single transaction or set of transactions. These cards are linked to your account but do not contain any of your account information, ensuring that your account information can’t be stolen from the vendor.