1. JSmith422's Avatar
    So I've noticed that when you set a numeric device password on a Z10 or Z30 the numbers light up as they are pressed on the unlock screen....making it MUCH easier for anyone standing around you to over see your password. This is especially true on a Z30 which has a pretty large number pad.

    For real world situations, someone guessing (easy fix here) or overseeing your password is probably the most likely way to get "hacked"....snooping employees, jealous girlfriends (or boyfriends, wives, husbands), kids, neighbors, etc have all been known to take a scroll through someone else's device from time to time potentially seeing information they aren't supposed to.

    Is there a way to shut this off so the numbers don't light up when pressed?

    If not, this seems like a pretty big oversight, and a major vulnerability.
    06-21-15 10:58 PM
  2. jafrul's Avatar
    Or use picture password?

    Posted via CB10 on my RedBerryan PassportSQW100-1/10.3.2.2204 w .841 radio
    06-21-15 11:02 PM
  3. karswarnava's Avatar
    In case of log in use enpass or password keeper..
    And to unlock device use picture password..

     Z3 STJ100-1 ~10.3.1.2576 ~
    06-21-15 11:07 PM
  4. JSmith422's Avatar
    Or use picture password?

    Posted via CB10 on my RedBerryan PassportSQW100-1/10.3.2.2204 w .841 radio
    I'm aware of picture password, but not really a fan of it....doesn't it seem somewhat interesting that BB would have overlooked something this simple?
    06-21-15 11:17 PM
  5. karswarnava's Avatar
    😀 😀 😀

     z3 stj100-1 ~10.3.1.2576 ~
    06-22-15 12:06 AM
  6. misterabrasive's Avatar
    Seems to me that if you are paranoid enough to lock your phone all the time you would also be paranoid enough to make sure no one sees what you're doing when you unlock it. Substitute security conscious for paranoid if you want to.

    Posted with my Z10 on Verizon 10.2.1.3253
    06-22-15 12:09 AM
  7. JSmith422's Avatar
    Seems to me that if you are paranoid enough to lock your phone all the time you would also be paranoid enough to make sure no one sees what you're doing when you unlock it. Substitute security conscious for paranoid if you want to.

    Posted with my Z10 on Verizon 10.2.1.3253
    Haha, paranoid might be the best word....but you would be surprised who tried to steal a peak at the password when they can!
    06-22-15 01:27 AM
  8. CrackberryQ's Avatar
    I don't use a password even on my device, and having various other options is nice, BUT OP is right, I think it's a good catch, and hope BlackBerry fixes it, bragging about being the top security company means u don't get to overlook such details.


    Posted via CB10
    06-22-15 01:51 AM
  9. black-dash's Avatar
    Well one could inadvertently hit a wrong key, thus locking themselves out. At least the highlighted key is sort of a "Security" in knowing you've pressed the correct key. Again, if you are that concerned, don't lock your phone or unlock when no one is around. I never really understood why people lock their phones. Most people phones are glued to their hips.
    06-22-15 02:00 AM

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