18 February 2005
How to tell if your teenager is a h4x0r
The first series is of particular concern, as their use could be an indicator that your teenager is involved in the theft of intellectual property, particularly licensed software.
Leet words possibly indicating illegal activity:
"warez" or "w4r3z": Illegally copied software available for download.
"h4x": Read as "hacks," or what a computer hacker does.
"sploitz" (short for exploits): Vulnerabilities in computer software used by hackers.
"pwn": A typo-deliberate version of own, a slang term that means to dominate. This could also be spelled "0\/\/n3d" or "pwn3d," among other variations. Online video game bullies or "griefers" often use this term.
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