List of passwords banned on BlackBerry 10 appears
Now this is interesting. If you thought that you could set an easy password on the upcoming BlackBerry 10 smartphones like ‘123456’ or ‘password or ‘qwerty’ and more, well Research in Motion (RIM) has some different plans.
A list of 106 forbidden passwords has appeared online which include many of the commonly used passwords which you will not be able to use on your BlackBerry 10 smartphones.
The passwords which are banned on the BlackBerry 10 OS are:
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 40-f***you 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
The list of blacklisted passwords has been baked into the BlackBerry 10 OS and so it will be possible for RIM to add more commonly used passwords to the list later on.
We know how serious RIM is regarding the security of data of its customers and this is another way that the company has proved that it will not be easy to use a random password and unlock a BlackBerry 10 smartphone when you will not be able to set it in the first place.