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Re: Bank Of Montreal Online Security
From: Davin Enigl <davinenigl () comcast net>
Date: Sat, 03 Nov 2012 18:50:57 -0700

On 11/02/2012 12:07 PM, Mikhail A. Utin wrote:
Frankly, considering usual number of a bank customers, which could be up to 10 million, using anything better than a 
user name and a password create a technical problem for IT, meaning finally money. Breaking in bank's accounts and 
stealing information is relativily rare. I do remember they replaced my credit cards twice during twenty years. I 
have accounts with 5 major banks, so see the statistics. I would believe that it is much cheaper for a bank fixing 
accounts, replacing cards, etc. than keeping on-line complex authentication system.
RBS Citizens uses as well an image associated with an account that adds some security value. 

Mikhail utin, CISSP

Rare? You have got to be kidding. You are a CISSP?

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