How to Find Your Netflix Freeloaders—and Kick Them Out

WIRED | 1/20/2019 | Lily Hay Newman
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With Netflix's recent price hike announcement, you may be taking stock of all the streaming accounts you pay for every month. It's no secret that the easiest way to cut down without sacrificing Blue Planet is to share logins with friends, family, or your neighbor's cousin's coworker. The Greatest Generation had party lines, and millennials have communal cord-cutting.

The risk goes beyond just your extended social circle. Shared accounts frequently rely on old or easy-to-remember passwords, and many streaming services don't offer two-factor authentication. All of this allows for seamless sharing, but also makes it easier for attackers to guess passwords or find credentials in data breaches that you may have reused for a streaming account or two. If you're not watching, hackers—or anyone looking for a Friends fix—could be using your accounts anywhere in the world. More brazen freeloaders could even charge extras to your credit card or steal the personal data in your profile.

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In general, it's always good to keep an eye on what devices are logged into an account, or what activity happens on that account. If you see anything you don't recognize or otherwise can't account for—especially if you see a suspicious overseas IP address—it could mean that the account is compromised. Here's how to check what's going down on your Netflix, Hulu, and Spotify accounts. The same concepts will apply to most other similar services.

Netflix gives you two ways to keep tabs on your account. From the Netflix home screen navigate to Account > Recent device streaming activity to see a list of recent dates, times, IP addresses, locations, and types of devices that accessed your account. Even if you have multiple profiles set up on your Netflix, this list is...
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