Netflix password Sharing may appear to be harmless, but there are some risks involved.
You’ve probably shared your Netflix account with someone else or been the recipient of a shared Netflix password. While this is a convenient and cost-effective way to save money, sharing your Netflix password is a risky move in terms of security.
Let’s look at some of the security risks of sharing your Netflix password so you can make an informed decision.
“One Single Vulnerability is all an Hacker needs”
It’s Risky to Use That Password Elsewhere
Many people continue to use the same password on multiple websites, despite the fact that it is one of the worst password mistakes. The risk is that if the password is exposed in a breach of one website, anyone who discovers it will try the password on other websites using your email address. And if you’ve used it on sensitive accounts such as your bank or email, you’re in big trouble.
Sharing your Netflix password when it is the same as your bank or other passwords is a bad idea, especially when combined with the increased vulnerability described above. What if the person with whom you shared the password knows your email address and becomes curious about the other places you’ve used that password?
Hopefully, trustworthy people will not do this, and you can mitigate much of the risk by using a different password everywhere. However, it is a greater threat if you are already engaging in this irresponsible behavior.
They Might Publish Your Password to Others
What stops them from passing onto another person if you share your password in Netflix with another person? Perhaps you have a premium plan and can watch Netflix at once on four screens, or maybe your friend has a deal with her colleague and takes turns using your account.
You may be very happy to share your password with another person, but without your knowledge that individual can pass your password onto more people. This also increases the risk of a compromise of this password
You may have your own account locked out
You’re not just permitting someone to watch content on your dime if you provide your Netflix Password. You give them the keys for your entire account, too.
If someone else uses your current password, he or she could access your account settings and modify his or her Netflix password. By ticking a checkbox, all current users will start from the Netflix Account and enter the new password. You would be locked out of your own profile if they did that.
Fortunately, nobody can change the email associated with your accounts with your Netflix password. You must confirm or enter a code sent to your email address for this purpose. This means that, by using the link in a message to your email address, you can reset your password and thus defeat the efforts of the other person.
It increases the risk of password theft
Regardless of with whom you share your password, the share increases the risk of compromising the password. Because now you have two (or more) people who use the password, the attack surface is wider. If you share it with several people.
You can, for example, disclose a password if someone using your Netflix password falls on a phishing email and enters your password into your phony site. Now, even though it wasn’t you who fell for a scam it is in the hands of thieves.
This is not the only way that attackers can steal from someone else a Netflix password. Maybe you will give your password to somebody with a keylogger unknowingly on your computer. This leaks the credentials of Netflix – because of the other person and not because of you.
Consider your security when sharing your password
The risks of Netflix sharing a password have been examined. Next time somebody wants to use your Netflix account, keep them in mind. The refusal of the request to keep yourself safe is nothing wrong.
And remember, many of these same risks are also applicable to the sharing of other passwords.