NETFLIX users should be on high alert for signs of a digital break-in

The brand plans to crack down on password sharing but some hackers are only emboldened by new policies

The Netflix home screen is adorned with cute icons for each streamer in a given household

If your family has fewer than five open profiles and a new icon appears, that can be a dead giveaway for unapproved activity

CNET advises that if you notice a new, sketchy profile you should delete it and reset your password

Next, you'll want to check your Netflix account's IP history and geolocation - what devices are streaming from your account

Sign into your Netflix account on a desktop or smartphone and click the icon in the upper right corner to go to your Account page

If you notice activity from an area no one in your household has streamed from, promptly reset your password