The Brief: Pwn (pronounced like Pone or Pown) is a gaming term that means "own" or "defeat."
Pwn (pronounced like Pone or Pown) is a gaming term that means “own” or “defeat.” The word originated from a mis-typing of the word “own,” likely because the P and O keys are next to each other on keyboards.
Pwning and pwned are the present and past tense of pwn.
Pwn can also mean to hack or to compromise a computer or data.
Do people still pwn and get pwned?
Asking for a friend.
— Richard Pastore (@RichardLPastore) July 14, 2018
In my new show I prank call the cast of Pawn Stars. It’s called Pwn Stars.
— Abbi Crutchfield (@curlycomedy) July 17, 2018
New breach: World of Warcraft service Light's Hope had 30K records breached which they then self-submitted to @haveibeenpwned. The impacted data includes email and IP addresses and bcrypt password hashes. 51% were already in @haveibeenpwned. More: https://t.co/A4OxOHWbCm
— Have I Been Pwned (@haveibeenpwned) July 4, 2018