Originally Posted by CaliKid
Why would you care if the credit card company has lax security? That's their problem not yours, no?
In general I agree, it's more the banks problem than their customer's though there can be issues of you are depending on a card to pay an important bill.
You might end up like a friend of mine who had his credit card compromised on his first day of a month long trip. Getting the replacement card sent to a hotel in another state or a foreign country is not easy. He finally convinced them to send the replacement card to an affiliated bank that he visited in person and checked him out. Fortunately, he was staying in one place long enough since it took about a week.
Here at home I had a CC number compromised by crooks in France. The bank detected the problem (I'm not in the habit of buying takeout pizza in Paris without the card) and cancelled it. But, this card also paid my monthly gym dues and, you guessed it, I missed the payment since the card was rejected. The gym promptly fined me about $30 as per their contract and would not budge an inch.