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Pwned is a slang word that originated among 1990s hackers, where it referred to "rooting" or gaining administrative control over someone else's computer. [1]

12 relations: ActiveX, Hacker (computer security), Jargon File, Leet, Multiplayer video game, Newgrounds, Pwn, Slang, Superuser, Turkey shoot, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP.


ActiveX is a deprecated software framework created by Microsoft that adapts its earlier Component Object Model (COM) and Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) technologies for content downloaded from a network, particularly in the context of the World Wide Web.

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Hacker (computer security)

In the computer security context, a hacker is someone who seeks and exploits weaknesses in a computer system or computer network.

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Jargon File

The Jargon File is a glossary and usage dictionary of computer programmer slang.

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Leet (or "1337"), also known as eleet or leetspeak, is an alternative alphabet for the English language that is used primarily on the Internet.

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Multiplayer video game

A multiplayer video game is a video game in which more than one person can play in the same game environment at the same time.

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Newgrounds is an American entertainment and social media website and company.

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Pwn is a leetspeak slang term derived from the verb own, as meaning to appropriate or to conquer to gain ownership.

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Slang consists of a lexicon of non-standard words and phrases in a given language.

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In computing, the superuser is a special user account used for system administration.

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Turkey shoot

A turkey shoot is an opportunity for an individual or a party to very easily take advantage of a situation.

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Windows Server 2003

Windows Server 2003 (sometimes informally referred to as Win2K3, or just 2K3) is a server operating system produced by Microsoft, released on April 24, 2003.

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Windows XP

Windows XP (codenamed Whistler) is a personal computer operating system that was produced by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owned

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