How To Secure Your Netflix Account 2021
Netflix is a streaming service that allows its members to watch a wide variety of award-winning TV shows, movies, documentaries, and more on thousands of internet-connected devices. It has revolutionized the way we watch television and films. The on-demand internet streaming service has over 167 million paying streaming subscribers worldwide.
Netflix is an application used all over the world to stream TV shows and movies to subscribers. It is important to keep your account safe. You have credit card and other personal information on file with them.
If you are ever worried about the security of your account, there are two things you can do to help protect your account. You can either change your password or sign yourself out on all devices. Here are few ways that you can secure your Netflix account.
Always Use A password Unique
Netflix accounts can be compromised through password reuse. This occurs when a Netflix user uses the same email address and password combination across multiple services. If any of those services are compromised, the attacker can try the user’s email address and password on Netflix and take over the account.
We recommend using a password that is:
- Unique to Netflix.
- At least 8 characters long.
- A mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols.
- Not a word in the dictionary, a name, or other personal information (such as birthday, address, or anniversary).
You can use a password manager through your browser or a third-party product to keep track of unique passwords. We also recommend that you change your password periodically. You can update your password from your Account page on the Netflix website, or you can simply send yourself a password reset email or text message.
Add A Phone Number
Add a recovery phone number to your Account so that you can get back into your account faster and keep your account more secure. Once you have added your phone number, you will see a banner prompting you to verify it via text message. Select Send Code and then enter the code that you receive on your phone to verify your phone number and enable it for password recovery.
Sign Out Of Unused Devices
If you are planning to give away or sell a device that you previously used, you should sign out of any accounts or services that you used on the device, including Netflix. If you haven’t done this, and the device is no longer in your possession, you can sign out of all devices from your Account page. Please note that it can take up to 8 hours to sign out of all devices.
Be Aware Of Possible Phishing Attempts
Phishing is an attempt to acquire your personal information by pretending to represent a website or company you trust online.
Phishers will go to great lengths to try to take over your account or steal your personal information. They may create fake websites that look like Netflix, or send emails that imitate us and ask you for personal information.
Netflix will never ask for any personal information to be sent to us over email. This includes:
- Payment information (credit card number, debit card number, direct debit account, PIN, etc.).
- Social security number for US citizens (in any form), identification number, or tax identification number.
- Your account password.
Keep Your Computer Safe
To ensure the best possible Netflix experience, it’s important to keep your computer free of malware and viruses. Signs that your computer may be infected include:
- Unusually slow or sluggish computer performance.
- Pop-up windows or advertisements displaying while streaming.
- Unexpected reboots, crashes, or freezing.
If you think your computer might be infected, you can use the anti-malware, anti-adware, or anti-virus software recommended by your computer manufacturer or a trusted IT professional.
Keep in mind that malware can evolve, and other malicious programs can cause similar problems. Whichever program you choose to use, be sure to keep it updated with the latest software release.