BlackBerry 10 has a “black list” of forbidden passwords

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.


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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24 Comments

1. wendygarett unregistered

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

9. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

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

10. wendygarett unregistered

lets hope not lol

13. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

But the word 'Apple' might be :)

14. wendygarett unregistered

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

17. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

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

19. wendygarett unregistered

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

20. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

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

21. wendygarett unregistered

Oh I see lol

2. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

I see RIM hates Disney.

3. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

gandalf is a great password. you shall not pass.

4. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Wow there is no apple and android on the list? Bb fanboy coming in 3...2...1

5. cmikeh2

Posts: 26; Member since: May 09, 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.

6. XYZ360

Posts: 53; Member since: Jan 01, 2012

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

7. lonestrider

Posts: 88; Member since: Mar 31, 2012

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

8. Galen20K

Posts: 576; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

ha, this list is hilarious!!

11. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

canadia? thats my password :)

12. wendygarett unregistered

lol pa password? >:)

15. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

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

16. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

really?.. where's your house BTW?

18. pliskin1

Posts: 59; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

Haha, Spaceballs FTW.

22. ibap

Posts: 867; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

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

23. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

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

24. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

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

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