Google announced a new virtual credit card feature that is both more convenient and more secure than using physical cards online. The service allows Google to make a duplicate of a physical credit card that it stored on a Google account. This duplicate will have a separate card number, pin number, and security measures. This means that individuals who purchase items online will not have to hunt for, or memorize, their credit card number, as there will be a secure counterpart stored on their account.
The virtual card is also more secure as it is only usable by the account it is logged in to. In the event of a data breach, a physical credit card number can be stolen and used by anybody who has access to the necessary information. With these virtual credit cards, however, even in the event of a data breach, each individual’s payment information will remain secure.