1. Homo Erectus's Avatar
    BlackBerry has automatically blocked 106 passwords for its mobile devices, Research In Motion says.

    The Waterloo tech giant confirmed for the Star that easily hacked passwords such as 123456 and aaaa arent allowed in order to protect users from themselves.

    Tech website BerryReview this week uncovered the list in the BlackBerry 10 OS innards and published it online.

    RIM spokeswoman Krista Seggewiss verified the list but said it is on all current BlackBerry phones, not just the new BlackBerry 10 version being released next month.

    The list covers common words that would be easy to figure out, she said, and includes canada, internet, password and most of the characters from A.A. Milnes World of Pooh.

    Seggewiss clarified that the list of 106 words applies to BlackBerry ID passwords, the ones used to log in to mobile device services such as BlackBerry Apps.

    RIM also bans some common passwords for the login to the device itself, which not all users create. That list, according to the BlackBerry password policy manual, covers a natural sequence of characters or numbers, (123456 or abcdef, for example). It also automatically prevents letter substitutions, so that password is banned but so are p@ssw0rd and password123.

    The list of 106 banned BlackBerry passwords:

    1=123456

    2=12345678

    3=123abc

    4=a1b2c3

    5=aaaaaa

    6=abc123

    7=abc123

    8=abcdef

    9=amanda

    10=andrew

    11=angel

    12=asdfgh

    13=august

    14=avalon

    15=bandit

    16=barney

    17=baseball

    18=batman

    19=biteme

    20=brandy

    21=buster

    22=butthead

    23=calvin

    24=canada

    25=changeme

    26=chelsea

    27=coffee

    28=computer

    29=cowboy

    30=diamond

    31=donald

    32=dorothy

    33=dragon

    34=eeyore

    35=falcon

    36=fishing

    37=football

    38=freedom

    39=f---me (without the dashes)

    40=f---you (without the dashes)

    41=gandalf

    42=george

    43=harley

    44=hello

    45=helpme

    46=hockey

    47=iloveyou

    48=internet

    49=jennifer

    50=jonathan

    51=jordan

    52=letmein

    53=maggie

    54=marina

    55=master

    56=matthew

    57=merlin

    58=michael

    59=michelle

    60=mickey

    61=mike

    62=miller

    63=molson

    64=Monday

    65=monday

    66=monkey

    67=mustang

    68=natasha

    69=ncc1701

    70=newpass

    71=newyork

    72=pamela

    73=password

    74=patrick

    75=pepper

    76=piglet

    77=poohbear

    78=pookie

    79=princess

    80=qwerty

    81=rabbit

    82=rachel

    83=ranger

    84=rocket

    85=secret

    86=service

    87=shadow

    88=snoopy

    89=soccer

    90=sparky

    91=spring

    92=steven

    93=success

    94=summer

    95=sunshine

    96=thomas

    97=tigger

    98=trustno1

    99=victoria

    100=whatever

    101=wizard

    102=zapata

    103=blackberry

    104=blackberryid

    105=bbidentity

    106=playbook
    BlackBerry won
    12-05-12 12:43 PM
  2. pantlesspenguin's Avatar
    I didn't realize Winnie the Pooh characters made for popular passwords...
    12-05-12 12:47 PM
  3. njrPTA9273's Avatar
    I never quite understood the rationale behind this. Security is an issue that most people are aware of so if someone wants a poor passcode and is willing to let their security lapse then let them suffer the consequences. Seems it would simpler to add a legal box that "RIMM is not held responsible for poor choices in passcode(s)" as we sign up for our BB ID.

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    12-05-12 06:23 PM
  4. johnny_larue's Avatar
    I didn't realize Winnie the Pooh characters made for popular passwords...
    Yeah man, I wish I would have thought of Eeyore! That password name is awesome and now it's too late.
    12-05-12 06:29 PM
  5. johnny_larue's Avatar
    I agree with njr here. What does it matter if I have a crappy password? It's no one's business but mine. Also, if corporations who need strict security want to force employees who have work phones to have more complex passwords, they can do that themselves.
    12-05-12 06:31 PM
  6. howarmat's Avatar
    12-05-12 06:33 PM

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