For the second time in 8 weeks, one of my American Express (AMEX) card numbers was stolen. I do use the card online, but only at reputable (and SSL/TLS enabled sites). I use it in the real world, too, although nowhere shady. While AMEX's fraud prevention is good and they detected the attempted fraudulent usage, it's quite a hassle when they have to issue a new card. I've got several things set up to auto-pay, so I have remember all of them, log into their sites, and update my payment info.
I know that chip-and-pin cards are finally coming to the US in the next year or two. But i the meantime, what can I do to protect my credit card number better while still being able to use it? For online transactions, I wish I could set up one-time numbers, but AMEX no longer offers that service. Anything else I can do?