Pronounced “owned” or “poned” is a term most often used by video gamers
and is thought to be the result of a typo. When you’re pwned, you have been defeated by an opponent, usually in a humiliating fashion. “My password was stolen. I’ve been pwned.” The term has been popularized by the excellent website where you can check to see if your passwords or email address has been compromised in a data breach.

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