Mobile phone company gets tough on hackers – and bans more than 100 common passwords

December 13, 2012 | by | 0 Comments

As mobile phones are increasingly being used for online banking, work emails or as a storage device for other pieces of potentially sensitive information, a phone company are taking steps to save customers from themselves – by banning 106 stupid passwords.

Phones with the new Blackberry 10 operating software will have a built-in set of words that cannot be used as a device password, such as ‘password’, ‘qwerty’ and ‘blackberry.’

Most of the banned passwords on the list make sense – common words that are statistically more likely to be used as a secure word than others, like ‘summer’ and ‘autumn.’

However, a few of the banned phrases seem to be a little far-fetched, including ‘trustno1’ and ‘letmein.’

Blackberry phones operating the new Blackberry 10 software will not allow users to input 108 commonly used passwords

Makers Research In Motion are attempting to make the most secure phone software ever, and the Blackberry 10 software is set to be released early next year.

Some of the most commonly used passwords on the list are a little naughty, with ‘f**kme’ and ‘f**kyou’ both banned.

It is thought the new range of Blackberry smartphones working off their new software could rival Apple and Samsung’s hold as top smartphone developers.

Thorsten Heins, President and CEO of Research In Motion said: “In building BlackBerry 10, we set out to create a truly unique mobile computing experience that constantly adapts to your needs.

“Our team has been working tirelessly to bring our customers innovative features combined with a best in class browser, a rich application ecosystem, and cutting-edge multimedia capabilities.

“All of this will be integrated into a user experience – the BlackBerry Flow – that is unlike any smartphone on the market today.”

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