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The “black list” of forbidden passwords on BlackBerry 10

Security is paramount to BlackBerry and it’s something that it’s reputation hangs on. RIM not only takes security into account at the highest level but also at the very lowest level.

blackberry 10To uphold its reputation for security, BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion has put out a list of 106 passwords baked into BlackBerry 10 OS, that its customers are banned from using because they are too weak. This list included of course the most obvious choices, such as “123456,” “pookie,” “butthead,” “snoopy,” as well as Winnie the Pooh characters “Tigger” “piglet” and “poohbear,” and the weakest password of them all: password.

Tim Segato, senior product manager for BlackBerry security at RIM, said the list had been identified by industry researchers as among weakest passwords used most often. He said the list applies to Blackberry IDs that allow users to access the company’s website, apps and services and doesn’t apply to those used to log-in to the device itself.

BlackBerry continually looks to help its customers protect their confidential information,” he said in a statement. “One element of BlackBerry’s overall security solution is to limit commonly used passwords on BlackBerry ID.”

At the moment, the list includes the following 106 passwords, but since it doesn’t include all stupid passwords people like to use, we think RIM will update it with new words and phrases before February. Here’s the current list:

106 password

And in order to secure your different accounts, don’t forget to follow this advice coming from Security experts : create long, complex passwords of letters and numbers and use different ones for each account to prevent hackers from figuring them out and wreaking havoc on their digital lives.

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