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LockBit Ransomware Gang’s Website Shut Down by FBI and International Law Enforcement

The U.K. National Crime Agency’s Cyber Division, the FBI and international partners have cut off ransomware threat actors’ access to LockBit’s website, which has been used as a large ransomware-as-a-service storefront. What is the LockBit ransomware group? According to CISA, LockBit was the most common type of ransomware deployed globally . . . Read more

Save $25 on Microsoft 365 1-Year Personal or Family Subscriptions

TL;DR: Get Microsoft 365 for cross-device access to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, with 1TB of OneDrive storage and more — $44.99 for one user (save 35%) or $74.99 for six users (save 25%) for one year. Anyone who’s ever been in the white-collar workforce will likely tell you the . . . Read more

Apple’s Siri Cheat Sheet: How to Use Siri for Business

For many businesses, a big part of staying competitive means being able to utilize new technology to get more done in a shorter period of time. Voice-controlled assistants, such as Apple’s Siri, are innovations that can go a long way in helping companies do exactly this. Siri is a digital . . . Read more

6 Best Payroll Outsourcing Companies for 2024

Sometimes, you just need someone to take a few things off your hands. Business activities like running payroll are, obviously, a bit more involved and sensitive than, say, having someone run your personal mail to the post office. That said, at a fundamental level, outsourcing payroll or leveraging HR software . . . Read more

OpenAI’s Sora Generates Photorealistic Videos

OpenAI released on Feb. 15 an impressive new text-to-video model called Sora that can create photorealistic or cartoony moving images from natural language text prompts. Sora isn’t available to the public yet; instead, OpenAI released Sora to red teamers — security researchers who mimic techniques used by threat actors — . . . Read more

5 Best Open-Source CRM for 2024

Best overall open-source CRM: SuiteCRM Best for integrating native and third-party apps: Odoo Best open-source CRM supporting e-commerce: OroCRM Best open-source with CMS tools: HubSpot CRM Best open-source CRM for international clients: YetiForce Open-source CRM software is any CRM with the niche functionality of allowing its source code to be . . . Read more

TIOBE Index News (February 2024): Programming Language Go Reaches a New High at Number Eight

Google programming languages made two notable moves in the TIOBE Index between January and February 2024: Go reached number 8 — its highest position ever in these rankings — and Carbon entered the top 100. The TIOBE Programming Community Index shows year-over-year trends in programming languages based on search engine . . . Read more

6 Best Accounting Software for Nonprofits in 2024

As a member of a nonprofit organization, you need accounting software with more than just the basic bookkeeping functions. On top of helping you manage funds and categorize expenses, nonprofit accounting software should sync with your preferred nonprofit apps, streamline donation tracking and acceptance, perform true fund accounting and help . . . Read more

The Top Wave Accounting Competitors and Alternatives

Wave Accounting is among the best — if not the best — free accounting software programs for small businesses. But while many freelancers and sole proprietors prefer Wave’s no-cost bookkeeping features, you might not be among them. If you’re looking for a Wave alternative, FreshBooks and Zoho Books are our . . . Read more

FreshBooks vs. Wave: Accounting Software Comparison

Wave and FreshBooks are two of the most noteworthy accounting software options for small businesses. Wave Accounting’s completely free software plan lets small-business owners — especially self-employed freelancers — track their finances, send invoices and get paid at no cost. FreshBooks, which starts at $19 a month, has more expansive . . . Read more