VPNs and Potential Account Lock-Outs

A VPN, or Virtual Private Network, is primarily designed to conceal your actual location, allowing you to appear as if you are accessing the internet from a different location. While its original purpose was to enhance online security, VPNs are now commonly used for GEO Spoofing. This means individuals utilize VPNs to access content from other countries, such as streaming services like Netflix. Although originally intended for online security, VPNs are now equally popular for their GEO Spoofing capabilities.

The VPN changes the IP address with each login attempt.

If there are multiple login attempts, whether successful or unsuccessful, made to your HousingAlerts account within a brief period while using a VPN, your account will be locked out. The frequent change of IP addresses may raise security concerns, as it could be interpreted as multiple users accessing the account.

Additionally, we’ve discovered that certain VPN services, such as NordVPN, may still permit regular logins. However, they can inadvertently disrupt the functionality of several tools intended for our members.

To ensure the security of your account and prevent unauthorized use, our login and security systems monitor IP addresses. If your IP address is frequently rotated, changed, or obstructed by a system, it may result in your account being locked.

To prevent depreciated functionality and potential lock-out, we recommend either adjusting your VPN settings to minimize frequent IP changes or temporarily disabling the VPN while accessing our site.