Bashar al-Assad, the president of Syria, had his e-mail account hacked today after his password was revealed to be "12345." No. Words. Well, maybe one: idiot. I didn't have passwords that easy even when I was twelve-years old, using America Online! For fuck's sake, my first password was "boobtits1987," and that was practically Navajo code as far as I was concerned. Also, it's important to note that we're not talking about his personal laptop either, but the office computer in his presidential palace.
The biggest problem is the international accessibility. It's not like his password was the first five letters of the Arabic alphabet. I don't know the first five letters of the Arabic alphabet. People who speak Arabic probably do, and that would have limited his chances of being hacked a little bit. But no, Bashar al-Assad chose something more universal and sequential. 12345. As in, the butt of a Spaceballs joke!
Luckily, I've made a list of passwords Bashar al-Assad can use:
And finally, just because I know someone was waiting for it.