BlackBerry makers RIM are willing to take active measures to protect their customers’ safety, even if that means preventing them from setting easily predictable passwords entirely.
The folks over at RapidBerry have uncovered a list of 106 possible passwords from within the BlackBerry 10 OS that will be prohibited from being used, ranging from the obvious (“password,” “123456”) to the obscene (“f***you,” “f***me”) to the socially relevant (“batman,” “gandalf”).
RIM has not confirmed the prohibited password list as an official feature of BlackBerry 10, but it is possible that more frequently used and relatively obvious passwords could be added in the future.
Either way, RIM seems to be taking a forceful approach to customer security. Considering that many users are warned time and time again to create safe passwords only to fail to do so repeatedly, the move makes sense. There is the risk of upsetting customers who want to feel like they have complete control over their devices, but RIM is certainly taking a “better safe than sorry” approach here.