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    Warning: Ancestry advises users to change password if using Family Tree Maker

    Seen on Scottish Genes:

    Wednesday, 22 July 2020

    Ancestry advises users to change password if using Family Tree Maker

    There has seemingly been another breach of privacy, this time by Software Mackiev (www.mackiev.com), producer of the popular Family Tree Maker software programme, with which users can sync information to their online family tree on Ancestry (www.ancestry.co.uk). It seems that the company has exposed to access information for some 60,000 users thanks to a misconfigured cloud server .
    https://www.infosecurity-magazine.co...maker-exposes/ and https://www.wizcase.com/blog/mackiev-leak-research/.

    In response, Ancestry has announced the following:

    We have been alerted to a potential security vulnerability at the MacKiev Company, which owns Family Tree Maker software. While we no longer have formal affiliation with the company, Family Tree Maker is used by some Ancestry customers to sync family trees between Family Tree Maker software and Ancestry. Based on our investigation, we do not believe that any Ancestry systems or data have been compromised. The Ancestry-Family Tree Maker sync uses OAuth2, a widely- used authentication protocol to provide Family Tree Maker permission to access Ancestry resources without exposing user passwords.

    As a best practice, we recommend Ancestry customers who have used their Ancestry credentials to access Family Tree Maker software change their password and enable two-factor authentication.
    (Source: https://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/...strys-systems/)
    Kat
    https://www.pinterest.co.uk/katarzyna1234/my-own-cards/

    #2
    My trusty old FTM2006 had the internet connection facility removed donkeys years ago and synch wasn’t invented then. Phew!

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      #3
      This is maybe going to sound daft, but whats the worst that can happen? if I dont


      Val

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        #4
        Gedmatch dna had a data breach yesterday, too.

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          #5
          Originally posted by kylejustin View Post
          Gedmatch dna had a data breach yesterday, too.
          https://www.familytreeforum.com/foru...ch#post1296851
          Caroline
          Caroline's Family History Pages
          Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others. Socrates

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            #6
            Originally posted by Val wish Id never started View Post
            This is maybe going to sound daft, but whats the worst that can happen? if I dont
            I do wonder that about some things, so someone can start adding random people to my tree....

            I guess I do have credit card on ancestry site, but they are never displayed these days.

            Carolyn
            Family Tree site

            Researching: Luggs, Freeman - Cornwall; Dayman, Hobbs, Heard - Devon; Wilson, Miles - Northants; Brett, Everett, Clark, Allum - Herts/Essex
            Also interested in Proctor, Woodruff

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