Data breach in new Illinois online unemployment system exposes private information
CHICAGO — A glitch in a newly launched state system for processing unemployment claims for gig workers publicly exposed personal information, a spokeswoman for Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker said.The Illinois Department of Employment Security “is aware there was a glitch” in a new system for processing unemployment claims for independent contractors and the self-employed that “made some private information publicly available for a short time, and worked to immediately remedy the situation,” Pritzker spokeswoman Jordan Abudayyeh said in a statement Sunday. “A full investigation is underway to as...
Tech Q&A: Pros and cons in choosing online or offline software
Q: I’m using PC-based Microsoft Office 2010, which will stop receiving security updates in October. The company is directing me to switch to Microsoft 365 (the new name for the online Office 365). But I’m not sure I want to switch. Will the online version be able to read all my existing Word documents? Will I have to pay for it, or are there free downloads?W.C., Vadnais Heights, Minn.A: You don’t need to switch from PC-based to online Office software. Each has its merits, and both are backward-compatible so they can read your existing Word files. The choice you make will revolve around cost, c...
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