Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's notion of security apparently includes using 123456 as a computer password.
The Syrian President's cyber-security faux pax was exposed as his regime faces mounting internal and international pressure, and many predict his downfall.
Damascus' economy is languishing under an extensive raft of sanctions from the United States, European Union, and Arab League, but has been shielded from universal sanctions by Russia. Moscow has billions of investments tied up in Syria.
The regime also faces a growing insurgency by the Free Syrian Army. Comprised mostly of Syrian army defectors armed with light infantry weapons, the gorup has mounted numerous deadly attacks and is said to control significant chunks of the north.
Amid the growing chaos, Sunni terror groups, including Al Qaeda, have launched a series of attacks as well.
United Nations Human Rights officials have stopped counting the dead in Assad's nearly year-long bloody crackdown on anti-regime protesters, which has claimed more than 6,000 civilian lives.
Assad's regime says over 2,000 members of the security forces have been killed in clashes as well.