It's quite clear that Netflix has become one of the fundamental parts of a modern household, with many no longer willing to allow their time to be taken by watching paid advertisements or waiting for television series to play out over time. But, just how can you protect your own Netflix profile?
While many allow other users to make profiles within their own Netflix account, there are concerns about just how secure your information is on the network, especially in this era of increased web attacks.
Can you add a pin to your Netflix profile?
Netflix now offers a feature that lets you lock specific profiles with a PIN number, which is intended to prevent users from being forced to negate recommendations for television shows and films which are aimed at other profiles on their account.
"If you want to restrict access to a specific profile on your account, you can protect it with a profile lock PIN," a Netflix statement has explained.
How do you add this Netflix PIN?
There are eight simple steps to follow when looking to protect your Netflix privacy with a pin.
Open Netflix in a web browser and go to your account
Open the profile and parental control settings for the profile you wish to lock
Change the profile lock setting
Enter your Netflix account password
Check the box to require a PIN to access the selected profile
To remove the PIN requirement, uncheck the box
Enter four numbers to create your profile lock PIN
How can you further secure your online information?
Netflix is a generally secure service, but you should follow the same precautions that you do with other web services in order to ensure hackers can't gain access.
For example, use a unique password that includes a combination of upper and lower-case letters, as well as numbers and symbols.
You should also ensure that this password is eight characters in length at a minimum and not something that is easily guessable with regards to your personal interests, that somebody could guess with public information about you online.