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Blackberry’s odd list of forbidden passwords includes characters from Winnie the Pooh and more
Electronic Products ^ | 12/17/12 | JEFFREY BAUSCH

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, it’s meant to save the clueless from using easily hackable passwords like “123456” and “password”.

What’s confusing, though, and this is why the list is making headlines now even though it’s 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.

That’s right — from “poohbear” and “piglet” to “rabbit”, “eeyore”, and “tigger”. And it doesn’t 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 don’t 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:

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=fu**me
40=fu**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


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: blackberry; passwords
The Won can't use "Batman", fortunately for him his actual password - "Buttman" - is OK...
1 posted on 12/19/2012 2:17:19 PM PST by null and void
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To: null and void

and the Moose can’t use # 59! I guess she could use moose?


2 posted on 12/19/2012 2:22:21 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: null and void

Michelle???

We knew Obama had a blackberry-fetish, of course. Quick, someone dig up his traffic.


3 posted on 12/19/2012 2:23:59 PM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: null and void

They prohibited Butthead but not Beavis?


4 posted on 12/19/2012 2:30:36 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Some cultures are destined to remain stupid and we need to quit trying to uplift them.)
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To: null and void

Chelsea and Michelle but not Bill, Hillary, hussein, wideload or wookie


5 posted on 12/19/2012 2:30:36 PM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: null and void

I’m luck that it takes DManA123 because I use that everywhere...............................

DOHHHHH!!!


6 posted on 12/19/2012 2:40:22 PM PST by DManA ( l)
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To: null and void

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.


7 posted on 12/19/2012 2:42:36 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: null and void

What’s a Blackberry?

Oh wait. I remember those things. From the last century.


8 posted on 12/19/2012 2:43:00 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: null and void
0bamasuck$ works just fine. Alphanumeric, special character and all...
9 posted on 12/19/2012 2:57:53 PM PST by grobdriver
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That’s right — from “poohbear” and “piglet” to “rabbit”, “eeyore”, and “tigger”.

First, those are all proper names, so they should be capitalized. Second, in this house, we say "The T-word."

10 posted on 12/19/2012 2:58:10 PM PST by FredZarguna ("I've never been pulled over before. Tonight I've had a finger in my *** and a finger in my *****.")
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To: bgill
wideload or wookie

That one got a LOL!!!

11 posted on 12/19/2012 2:59:39 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: null and void

What about “ObamaPhone!”?


12 posted on 12/19/2012 3:00:07 PM PST by FredZarguna ("I've never been pulled over before. Tonight I've had a finger in my *** and a finger in my *****.")
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To: DManA
I’m luck that it takes DManA123 because I use that everywhere...............................

That's OK, you're safe, it showed up as ******** on my screen :-)

13 posted on 12/19/2012 3:07:35 PM PST by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: null and void

Am I ever relieved.

Humongocoldsore is still good to go.


14 posted on 12/19/2012 3:08:32 PM PST by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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gandalf is forbidden but fladnag is not?!?


15 posted on 12/19/2012 3:12:35 PM PST by DarthFuzball ("Life is full of little surprises." - Pandora)
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To: null and void

It’s probably just the list of top percentage passwords as utilized in brute-force dictionary hacks...


16 posted on 12/19/2012 3:20:39 PM PST by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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I don’t change my password anymore. I’d renamed the dog so many times he was getting confused.


17 posted on 12/19/2012 3:29:07 PM PST by KrisKrinkle (Blessed be those who know the depth and breadth of their ignorance. Cursed be those who don't.)
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To: KrisKrinkle

http://xkcd.com/936/

This should be password gospel.


18 posted on 12/19/2012 3:49:20 PM PST by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind. - John Steinbeck :))
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To: null and void

So I guess #19 is Joe Biden’s password for his blackberry device.


19 posted on 12/19/2012 3:58:00 PM PST by Merta (I blame Adam)
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To: KrisKrinkle
I don’t change my password anymore. I’d renamed the dog so many times he was getting confused.
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.

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.

Happy ending:

We couldn't bear to kill Tom for dinner, so we ate the dog.

If only we'd named the dog, just once, he'd still be alive!
20 posted on 12/19/2012 3:58:02 PM PST by null and void (Going Galt: The won't of the people)
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To: JCBreckenridge

I go beyond that: 3-4 words and THEN “munged”. . .


21 posted on 12/19/2012 4:03:06 PM PST by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border. I **DARE** you to cross it. . . .)
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To: null and void
For instance, ALL of the characters found in Winnie the Pooh are prohibited.

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!

22 posted on 12/19/2012 4:07:02 PM PST by x
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To: x

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...


23 posted on 12/19/2012 4:15:49 PM PST by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind. - John Steinbeck :))
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To: JCBreckenridge

I do now... :-)


24 posted on 12/19/2012 4:26:04 PM PST by vis a vis
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To: FredZarguna

I have friends who call their kid Tigger, short for “tiny nigga”...


25 posted on 12/19/2012 6:51:48 PM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: null and void
I'm surprised that the name "Jason" didn't make the list. I coached a Little League base ball team in the mid 80s and 7 of 12 players were named "Jason".
26 posted on 12/19/2012 6:53:11 PM PST by Graybeard58 ("Civil rights” leader and MSNB-Hee Haw host Al Sharpton - Larry Elder)
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To: KrisKrinkle
I’d renamed the dog so many times he was getting confused.

I renamed my dog "Twice". He wouldn't come if you called him "Once".

27 posted on 12/19/2012 6:56:44 PM PST by Graybeard58 ("Civil rights” leader and MSNB-Hee Haw host Al Sharpton - Larry Elder)
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To: null and void

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.


28 posted on 12/19/2012 7:01:18 PM PST by Graybeard58 ("Civil rights” leader and MSNB-Hee Haw host Al Sharpton - Larry Elder)
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To: ViLaLuz

I suppose that’s better than Niglet, which is, of course short for Nigel...


29 posted on 12/19/2012 7:04:53 PM PST by null and void (Going Galt: The won't of the people)
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To: FredZarguna

Tegro ?


30 posted on 12/19/2012 7:22:49 PM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: PLMerite
"I am the world's Madonna...donna...donna...donna..dey...
I'm needed from Belfast to Bangladesh.
So many grievous wrongs to cure by writing tedious songs
But I know I'll always have you to fall back on.

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.
Ummmmmmm.... Hmmmm..."

-- Her Nibs, by way of Tony "Going too Far" Hendra
National Lampoon's Radio Dinner

31 posted on 12/19/2012 7:57:52 PM PST by FredZarguna ("I've never been pulled over before. Tonight I've had a finger in my *** and a finger in my *****.")
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To: null and void
Me And My Goose

Arlo Guthrie

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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcpnn05gdJc

32 posted on 12/19/2012 8:09:06 PM PST by FredZarguna ("I've never been pulled over before. Tonight I've had a finger in my *** and a finger in my *****.")
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To: null and void

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.


33 posted on 12/19/2012 8:24:38 PM PST by ThomasThomas
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To: null and void

I’m glad to see “swordfish” is still legal, though!


34 posted on 12/19/2012 9:17:28 PM PST by RansomOttawa (tm)
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To: null and void

As long as “qwerty123” is legal, we’re in good shape!


35 posted on 12/19/2012 9:21:40 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Fast Moving Angel

Hmmm. ******** is what I always use.


36 posted on 12/20/2012 12:21:40 PM PST by Erasmus (Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen Meers)
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To: ViLaLuz

So, like most kids, he’s hoping someday he’ll be bigga.


37 posted on 12/20/2012 2:35:58 PM PST by FredZarguna ("I've never been pulled over before. Tonight I've had a finger in my *** and a finger in my *****.")
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