While everyone is stuck at home binge-watching their favorite films and series, hackers are still very much hard at work.
Netflix traffic is at an all-time high as people around the world are self-quarantining and looking for ways to pass the time indoors.
What's the issue?
Even before the lockdowns, credentials for streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and others have been highly sought after by hackers, who would sell them on the dark web for cheap.
In November, days after the launch of Disney’s new streaming service Disney +, thousands of stolen accounts were already available for sale on hacking forums.
Disney rejected the claim that they had been hacked, which lead some to believe that this was actually the result of a different kind of cyber attack.
Credential stuffing is where hackers use credentials from past data breaches to try and find other accounts that also have the same credentials and can be accessed. Weak and reused passwords were the real culprit there.
What can you do?
Losing access to your favorite streaming service would be terrible on any day, but you really wouldn’t want to go through that right now during these times.
Here’s what you'll need to do to keep all your streaming service accounts safe:
Step 1: Download the MYKI app for mobile or desktop.
Step 2: Use MYKI’s built-in password generator to create new strong and unique passwords for all your streaming service accounts.
Step 3: Save all your new account credentials in MYKI.
Now that each of your accounts has its own unique password, you’ve decreased the likelihood of it being compromised in a credential stuffing attack and ensured that you’ll never find yourself without anything to watch while at home.
Download MYKI today and start taking control of your digital identity.