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NatWest customer services: We're aware of security glitch

Susan Vash
Paris Hilton

So just to be clear. The bank ask for the nth digit of your password and compare it to what?

Doesn't this method of security (asking for 3 out of n digits/characters of your password) require that the password is itself stored in plain text or did I miss the bleeding obvious (yes, yes, I guess you could encrypt the password, but do you decrypt it into secure memory? and do you keep the encryption key safe?).

Paris as the dumb-blonde look may yet come back to haunt me :D

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