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BlackBerry 10 has a “black list” of forbidden passwords

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BlackBerry 10 has a “black list” of forbidden passwords
BlackBerry Enterprise Server has always given corporate clients the ability to create IT policies that would prevent certain types of passwords, or require that passwords have certain “strength” to them (letters, numbers, characters).

Now RIM has taken the security basics a step further. This is a forbidden password list baked into BlackBerry 10 OS. Right now, there are 106 prohibited passwords on the list. Since the list is part of the OS, it would be safe to assume that it could be updated by RIM and that this list would ultimately grow.

That RIM has instituted such a list is not as interesting as the taboo passwords that made the list. If you read our new item from a couple months ago about the worst passwords that people actually use, you will see some similarities.

BlackBerry 10 has a “black list” of forbidden passwords

Given RIM’s reputation for decent security, if any of your current passwords are on this list, BlackBerry or not, it might be a good indicator to make a change.

sources: RapidBerry via CrackBerry.com and BerryReview

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posted on 04 Dec 2012, 21:58 8

1. wendygarett (unregistered)


Phew thank god bb didn't black listed "wendy" lol :)

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 23:18 4

9. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5282; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


That will be in version 2.0 of the list.... :-)

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 23:21

10. wendygarett (unregistered)


lets hope not lol

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 23:44 4

13. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2964; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


But the word 'Apple' might be :)

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 23:45

14. wendygarett (unregistered)


i don't mind that :)
just gave you a +1 for no reason lol

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 00:43 1

17. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2964; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Are you in love with the virtual me or something??

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 00:48

19. wendygarett (unregistered)


What? It just for fun actually, nothing else :)

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 00:53 2

20. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2964; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Muahahaha...chill man!! I was kidding around...:D

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 01:04

21. wendygarett (unregistered)


Oh I see lol

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 21:59 5

2. dorianb (Posts: 333; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


I see RIM hates Disney.

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 22:12 7

3. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


gandalf is a great password.

you shall not pass.

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 22:16

4. Nikolas.Oliver (Posts: 1340; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


Wow there is no apple and android on the list?

Bb fanboy coming in 3...2...1

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 22:46

5. cmikeh2 (Posts: 25; Member since: 09 May 2012)


Is it just me or are 6 and 7 identical? I'd like to think that I would be able to discern the difference if one did exist after staring at it for a minute.

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 22:49 4

6. XYZ360 (Posts: 51; Member since: 01 Jan 2012)


who is the one that uses f**kme as password 0.o

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 22:56 3

7. lonestrider (Posts: 83; Member since: 31 Mar 2012)


Why in the hell Patrick is there but Spongebob isn't?

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 22:58

8. Galen20K (Posts: 504; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)


ha, this list is hilarious!!

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 23:28

11. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


canadia? thats my password :)

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 23:31

12. wendygarett (unregistered)


lol pa password? >:)

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 00:21

15. JC557 (Posts: 702; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


1, 2, 3, 4, 5? That's amazing! I've got the same combination on my luggage!

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 00:41

16. phil2n (Posts: 466; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


really?.. where's your house BTW?

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 00:43 1

18. pliskin1 (Posts: 59; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


Haha, Spaceballs FTW.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 07:12

22. ibap (Posts: 675; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)


Gandalf and not Frodo? Iloveyou? What, the phone? I've never used it, but NCC1701 is the one that strikes me as funniest.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 12:58

23. downphoenix (Posts: 2232; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


I see that Blackberry is an acceptable password, but Playbook isnt, LOL.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 18:58

24. MC1123 (Posts: 1220; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


lol to the list!! they should include nikolas oliver as well!!!

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