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« on: January 02, 2014, 10:11:59 PM »

I logged into Netflix today and noticed it was recommending me a lot of movies featuring African-American actors. Looked closer and my recent views showed a whole lot of movies I never watched. Looked at my viewing history, and it shows someone watching entire seasons of "How I Met Your Mother" going back at least to mid-December (it doesn't go back farther than that).

I changed my password and I'll have to see if that knocks the person out, or if they've got a device set up, in which case I'll need to call support and see if they can ID it.

What concerns me more is how this person got my password. It's a password I've used a lot, although now it's mostly used on low security things.
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« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2014, 10:22:19 PM »

Quote from: Teggy on January 02, 2014, 10:11:59 PM

I logged into Netflix today and noticed it was recommending me a lot of movies featuring African-American actors. Looked closer and my recent views showed a whole lot of movies I never watched. Looked at my viewing history, and it shows someone watching entire seasons of "How I Met Your Mother" going back at least to mid-December (it doesn't go back farther than that).

I changed my password and I'll have to see if that knocks the person out, or if they've got a device set up, in which case I'll need to call support and see if they can ID it.

What concerns me more is how this person got my password. It's a password I've used a lot, although now it's mostly used on low security things.

Sign out all devices too.  Did you recently sell trade-in an old device, it may just be running off that and not be an intentional hack.
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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2014, 10:23:41 PM »

it's almost certainly the 360 you traded in
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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2014, 11:02:36 PM »

You can also log into Netflix on a PC, go to your accounts page and force a signout of all devices. We had the same thing happen when our house was broken into two years ago. They got our Kindle Fire and our ipad.
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« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2014, 11:59:46 PM »

Quote from: Harkonis on January 02, 2014, 10:23:41 PM

it's almost certainly the 360 you traded in

Oh, good catch. I wiped the whole thing but I guess that's not enough?

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« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2014, 01:07:06 AM »

Perhaps you didn't wipe well enough?
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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2014, 01:10:05 AM »

Is this the modern day Goldilocks?
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« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2014, 01:10:16 AM »

I think it registers a hardware code at the Netflix side and associates that to your account, as opposed to user/pass.  Didn't the 360 do a code match to setup?  I remember it that way but it's been a while.   Netflix needs to let you see all registered devices like Amazon does, and I think they used to do this but when I looked earlier today I didn't see it listed.
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« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2014, 01:55:12 AM »

Yeah, and I checked with Netflix and they won't do a single device reset. So, all devices have been reset and I'll have to reinstate them one by one.

Oddly enough, the Xbone didn't require a code or sign in, so it must have some way of linking up with Netflix via your Microsoft account.
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« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2014, 03:43:45 AM »

Quote from: Teggy on January 02, 2014, 11:59:46 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on January 02, 2014, 10:23:41 PM

it's almost certainly the 360 you traded in

Oh, good catch. I wiped the whole thing but I guess that's not enough?



This explains a LOT.  I need to have them scrub my devices too then....I have a lot of movies being watched that I know I own on BluRay - no point in watching them on NetFlix. 
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« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2014, 06:52:22 PM »

I wiped my 360 in prep to trade it in, then ended up not trading it in.  Both Hulu and Netflix started up just fine when I opened them on the empty-except-for-my-fiance's-gt 360.
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« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2014, 08:20:36 PM »

Quote from: Harkonis on January 04, 2014, 06:52:22 PM

I wiped my 360 in prep to trade it in, then ended up not trading it in.  Both Hulu and Netflix started up just fine when I opened them on the empty-except-for-my-fiance's-gt 360.

Fiance? Wow man, this is contagious! First Ridah, now you. (unless of course you already mentioned it to me and I simply wasn't paying attention).

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