No account is immune from possible hacking. These malicious people do their best to take advantage of the services of this entertainment platform for “free” taking advantage of your gullibility. And unfortunately, when you do, the password or email address associated with the Netflix account can be changed. It is not about letting you do it: it may be time to check if you are not one of the victims of these illegal moviegoers. Here’s how to identify a potential hacker intrusion to protect your information.
How do you know if someone has access to your Netflix account?
As is known, Netflix accounts can be used by multiple people simultaneously, that is why hackers started to be attracted to this streaming service. They have various techniques to sneak into the platform that others are paying for. However, if you are careful, take a good look at your account and know where to look, you will be able to spot certain clues that can give them away. These telltale signs give them a hard time as these cybercriminals have not managed to elude them yet.
Prime Size Index: If you’ve been hacked, you’ll see an increase in your Netflix subscription bill. This is the surefire sign that someone has logged into your account without your knowledge. Typically, subscribers receive a security email and a new account profile is created. But many people do not systematically monitor their mailbox every day, so since the account is directly linked to the bank card, the payment is made automatically. That is, many do not even realize that the price has gone from 10 to 15 euros. As a precaution, it is better to take a look at the summary of your paid subscription each month.
How to detect hackers in your Netflix account?
Another important pointer: if there is an intruder in your account, they will inevitably use a new location, an unknown place that should put you on alert. Precisely to overcome this type of intrusion, Netflix sends its subscribers a security email, which you must open and read to be sure. However, this disclaimer applies if someone from another country accesses the account.
Finally, take a good look at your user profile. If there are 3 accounts on a profile and a fourth shows up overnight, this is formal proof that a stranger is taking full advantage of your subscription. Also, if you notice changes to existing profiles (change of photo or name), you need to take additional security steps – the Netflix platform will send them to you via email.
How to protect your Netflix account
To avoid these inconveniences, it is preferable to create a PIN code, it is the best way to protect yourself against hackers.
The method is simple and fast:
- Sign in to your Netflix profile.
- Go to your account details at the top right.
- Choose the profile in “Profiles and family filter”.
- Click Profile Blocking.
- On the next page, after entering the password, you will be able to create the PIN and make it mandatory for access.
Please note that the ability to lock a profile via a PIN code is just one of the new security measures implemented by Netflix. Others include the ability to disable episode autoplay on a child account or hide results that contain certain inappropriate words for your little ones as well.