Skip to comments.Blackberry’s odd list of forbidden passwords includes characters from Winnie the Pooh and more
Posted on 12/19/2012 2:17:15 PM PST by null and void
List meant to protect clueless from using popular passwords but leaves many confused behind reasoning
For a while now, Blackberry has had in place a list of 106 prohibited passwords that device owners cannot use when setting up their Blackberry ID account. For all of its intents and purposes, the list is supposed to be a good thing; after all, its meant to save the clueless from using easily hackable passwords like 123456 and password.
Whats confusing, though, and this is why the list is making headlines now even though its been in place for a while, is that there are some pretty odd choices as to what makes a bad password.
For instance, ALL of the characters found in Winnie the Pooh are prohibited.
None of the major characters in Winnie the Pooh are allowed to be used as a password when setting up a Blackberry ID.
Thats right from poohbear and piglet to rabbit, eeyore, and tigger. And it doesnt stop there as a matter of fact, the list is full of popular fictional characters, including mickey, donald, barney, batman, and more.
While it might be able to justify some of these names as being popular enough to be used as passwords on a frequent basis, some others on the list simply dont makes sense. For instance, Calvin is included, but not Hobbes. Butthead is on there, but not Beevis. Users can choose scarecrow or tinman, but not Dorothy or wizard.
Moving beyond characters, both Monday and monday are on the list, but none of the other days make the list. Molson is on there, but not Budweiser. Baseball, football, and hockey make the list. Not mentioned: basketball.
Take a look for yourself at the Blackberry forbidden password list and see what other oddities you can find:
and the Moose can’t use # 59! I guess she could use moose?
We knew Obama had a blackberry-fetish, of course. Quick, someone dig up his traffic.
They prohibited Butthead but not Beavis?
Chelsea and Michelle but not Bill, Hillary, hussein, wideload or wookie
I’m luck that it takes DManA123 because I use that everywhere...............................
Spring and summer but not fall and winter? Jordan (the country), but not Syria or Iraq? Jordan (the river) but not Yarmuk, Orontes or Litani? Odd.
What’s a Blackberry?
Oh wait. I remember those things. From the last century.
First, those are all proper names, so they should be capitalized. Second, in this house, we say "The T-word."
That one got a LOL!!!
What about “ObamaPhone!”?
That's OK, you're safe, it showed up as ******** on my screen :-)
Am I ever relieved.
Humongocoldsore is still good to go.
gandalf is forbidden but fladnag is not?!?
It’s probably just the list of top percentage passwords as utilized in brute-force dictionary hacks...
I don’t change my password anymore. I’d renamed the dog so many times he was getting confused.
This should be password gospel.
So I guess #19 is Joe Biden’s password for his blackberry device.
When I was growing up on a farm in Iowa, the standard rule concerning edible livestock was that any critter that has a name is safe from becoming Sunday dinner.If only we'd named the dog, just once, he'd still be alive!
My sister and I had a pet turkey named "Tom" (how original...hey, we were kids) that we raised from a 'chick' and he was imprinted with the image of us being his mom.
He followed us around constantly like a spare shadow and always came out to meet us, getting off the school bus each afternoon. He'd come out and fan out his feathers and strut around a bit. It was his main, possibly only, talent.
In early November, word leaked out to us that he was going to be the main course for Thanksgiving dinner. The old rule had been over-ridden and Tom was about to be "axed" literally.
Come the day before Thanksgiving, we all dreaded what was about to happen and nobody would volunteer to be his executioner. Just thinking about it spread through the family to where we were all nearly in tears.
We couldn't bear to kill Tom for dinner, so we ate the dog.
I go beyond that: 3-4 words and THEN “munged”. . .
Well, "pooh" is definitely scatololgical.
I'm pretty sure that "tigger" may be some kind of ethnic slur, and "christopher robin" probably means something in the gay community.
Maybe Vincent Bugliosi thinks "eeyore" is code for the coming apocalyptic conflict.
And most likely all those Winnie the Pooh names have been copyrighted by Disney by now. So hands off!
That reminds me when I had detention and me and a friend managed to hack the supervisor’s admin password to “tigger”.
We also changed all her sounds and protected them to the “tigger sound”.
I don’t know if she ever found out it was us...
I do now... :-)
I have friends who call their kid Tigger, short for “tiny nigga”...
I renamed my dog "Twice". He wouldn't come if you called him "Once".
I woke early one morning,
The earth lay cool and still
When suddenly a tiny bird
Perched on my window sill.
He sang a song so lovely
So carefree and so gay,
That slowly all my troubles
Began to slip away.
He sang of far off places
Of laughter and of fun,
It seemed his very trilling,
brought up the morning sun.
I stirred beneath the covers
Crept slowly out of bed,
Then gently shut the window
And crushed his f###ing head.
I’m not a morning person.
I suppose that’s better than Niglet, which is, of course short for Nigel...
Pull the Tregroes, Tegroes,
We're with you all the way.
Pull the Tregroes, Tegroes,
We're with you all the way.
Just across the Bay.
-- Her Nibs, by way of Tony "Going too Far" Hendra
National Lampoon's Radio Dinner
Me and my goose
Me and my pal
We had some very good times
Me and my goose, his name was Al
And he cost only a dime.
Over meadows we'd stray
Playing all day
I missed him at night until dawn
Then one day I found he wasn't around
I wondered where Al could have gone.
I looked everywhere; he just wasn't there
Where could a goose be all day?
I missed my pal
I missed my Al
It's sad that things turned out this way.
Then my mom brought him in!
I remember her grin
Stuffed with his feet pointed straight.
I'll never forget the night that we 'et
Al off of the old yellow plate.
Check and see if you can find any Freepers with these as screen names and cross that with Transcendental Meditation mantras. You come up with one name that will start with the same letter as the name of your first car and what branch of the Illuminati ran the factory where the the rear bumper of the car was made.
I’m glad to see “swordfish” is still legal, though!
As long as “qwerty123” is legal, we’re in good shape!
Hmmm. ******** is what I always use.
So, like most kids, he’s hoping someday he’ll be bigga.