Netflix password sharing crackdown can be hacked with a new VPN

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To all those who are concerned about Netflix’s decision to ban password sharing in almost 100 countries, here’s a solution that appears to work for now. A new VPN called Meshnet allows multiple users to connect from the same IP address, using a technique known as ‘Tunneling.’

Moving forward, the popular OTT platform will no longer tolerate password sharing as it significantly impacts its revenue. To address this, it will identify users based on their home address. If users fail to log in from the same IP address recognized by Netflix servers, their access will be blocked.

However, the concept of tunneling can resolve this issue, and Meshnet offers a virtual private network that enables users logging in from different IP addresses to impersonate a single home address, thus concealing their network identity from sniffing bots.

Amazingly, this service works not only on Windows devices but also on Mac, iOS, Android, and Google TVs.

Previously, the service was primarily used by gamers, but now it is also being utilized by streaming service viewers, provided they use a NordVPN app to access Meshnet. This allows them to save nearly $8 per month by adding a member outside of their households.

NOTE: In September 2022, the popular online service conducted a market analysis and discovered that over 100 million households were misusing their login credentials by sharing their usernames and passwords with friends and family members. Consequently, Netflix promptly blocked users who accessed the service from a different geographic location. Later, it started warning customers not to share passwords and instead introduced a plan that allows them to share passwords with their loved ones for a small fee.

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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