Vintage Computing Festival Europe 2018: Ein Cray zum Ausprobieren

heise online Newsticker - 24. April 2018 - 9:30
Als kleine grüne Männchen noch kleine gruene Männchen waren, waren "Supercomputer" imposante Schränke. Zum Vintage Computing Festival Europe soll einer von ihnen reanimiert werden.

Fachkräftemangel: Deutscher Mittelstand sucht Ingenieure und IT-Experten bereits im Ausland

heise online Newsticker - 24. April 2018 - 9:30
Laut einer Umfrage unter VDE-Mitgliedern richten sich deutsche Unternehmen und Hochschulen auf einen viele Jahre dauernden Mangel an Spezialisten ein. Etwa ein Drittel umwirbt bereits ausländische Kandidaten.

Österreichisches Parlament beschließt Bundestrojaner und Ende anonymer Handykarten

heise online Newsticker - 24. April 2018 - 9:30
Mit den Stimmen von ÖVP und FPÖ hat der österreichische Nationalrat ein "Sicherheitspaket" beschlossen, das eine Überwachung von WhatsApp & Co. mit Trojanern sowie eine Speicherung von Kommunikationsdaten für bis zu 12 Monaten erlaubt.

Multimedia-Framework FFmpeg 4.0 mit Nvidia-NVDEC-Decoding

heise online Newsticker - 24. April 2018 - 9:00
Die Hauptversion 4.0 von FFmpeg bringt zahlreiche neue Formate und Filter mit und nutzt das GPU-Decoding Nvidia NVDEC. Windows XP als Plattform fliegt allerdings raus.

EarthNow: Beobachtung der Erde in Echtzeit

heise online Newsticker - 24. April 2018 - 9:00
EarthNow will mit leistungsstarken Satelliten Bilder von der gesamten Erdoberfläche in aktuell üblicher Auflösung zur Verfügung stellen. Einer der Investoren für die Erdbeobachtungssatelliten ist Bill Gates.

Abgas-Skandal: Porsche-Manager nach Diesel-Razzia in Untersuchungshaft

heise online Newsticker - 24. April 2018 - 9:00
Erst stehen fast 200 Ermittler vor der Tür, dann muss auch noch ein Manager in U-Haft. Die Justiz erhöht im Diesel-Skandal den Druck auf Porsche. Der Autobauer weist die Vorwürfe zurück - und der Verkehrsminister wird allmählich ungeduldig.

Video-Training: Ethical Hacking mit Python

heise online Newsticker - 24. April 2018 - 8:30
Wie Hacking-Angriffe funktionieren und Sie sich davor schützen können, vermitteln die IT-Experten Eric Amberg und Jannis Seemann. Das Video-Training gibt es für heise-online-Leser bis zum 22. April zum reduzierten Preis von 29,99 Euro (statt 134,99 Euro).

Private Videoüberwachung: Illegaler Einsatz ist strafbar

heise online Newsticker - 24. April 2018 - 8:30
Private Überwachungskameras hängen in Hauseingängen oder an Balkonen, filmen den Innenhof oder Besucher im Hausflur. Immer mehr Menschen sehen sich dadurch belästigt. Berlins Datenschutzbeauftragte bekommt es zu spüren.

Taphome: GSM-Alarmanlage mit App-Steuerung im Test

heise online Newsticker - 24. April 2018 - 8:00
Das Alarmsystem von Taphome zur Selbstmontage macht vieles anders. Es bietet deutlich weniger Funktionen als die Konkurrenz, ist aber günstig und erfüllt seinen Einsatzzweck.

Yahoo verkauft Flickr an SmugMug

heise online Newsticker - 24. April 2018 - 8:00
Yahoo verkauft Flickr an SmugMug. Der neue Eigner ist ein ungewöhnliches Unternehmen aus dem Silicon Valley.

Wochenrückblick Replay: Das Höllenfahrrad und die verschwindenden Navis

heise online Newsticker - 24. April 2018 - 7:30
Die Top-Meldungen der Woche: Ein eher ernüchternder Selbstversuch mit neumodischem Fahrrad-Sharing, der Rückzug von Navigon aus dem Markt und die schwedische Stromschiene.

DrupalEasy: Using Drupal's Linked Field module to output fields as links in view modes

Planet Drupal - 24. April 2018 - 1:07

With Drupal 8, the use of view modes (both default and custom) is gaining momentum. This is especially true because of their ability to be easily utilized by Views. Rather than specifying a list of fields with all the required configuration in a View configuration, many site-builders are finding it much easier to define a set of view modes for their entities, have them themed once, then re-used throughout the site - including as part of a View's output via the "Show: Content" option in a View's "Format" configuration. 

One hiccup that can slow this down is the not-uncommon occurrence of when a field needs to be output as a link to some destination. While this is relatively easy to do with Views' "Rewrite fields" options, there isn't an obvious solution when using view modes.

Enter the Linked Field module. As its name implies, it provides the ability for any field to be output as a link via its formatter settings. The formatter can be configured with a custom URL or it can use the value of a URL from another field value.

Think of this module as an "Output this field as a custom link" option for view modes!

The "Advanced" configuration section for the formatter settings includes the ability to custom things like the title, target, and class attributes for each link. 

If your goal is to maximize the use of display modes throughout your site, then this contributed module is an important tool in your arsenal.  

Hook 42: Mentoring at DrupalCon - Fostering a New Generation of Contributors

Planet Drupal - 24. April 2018 - 0:28

DrupalCon is more than just a conference for networking and learning; it provides an avenue for contributing back to the project during code/contribution sprints. Being a beginner to the issue queue can be daunting and overwhelming. With the help of mentors, novices can get the tools and support they need to jump in and start contributing.

Chris, AmyJune, Daniel, and John took it upon themselves to volunteer as mentors at the DrupalCon Nashville Sprints and we thought we’d share their afterthoughts to empower others to help with mentoring in the future.

Jacob Rockowitz: Content First, Technology Second

Planet Drupal - 23. April 2018 - 23:54

Many years ago, I was going for a morning stroll in New Jersey with my dad. We walked past a complete stranger and my dad said, “Hello.” My parents are divorced and I lived (mostly) with my mom in Brooklyn, so I spent the majority of childhood in a place where no one says hello to strangers. I was bewildered so I asked him why did we just said hi to a complete stranger and he said...

That is truly what he said and I can honestly say, it is the one and only time I have ever heard Sheldon Rockowitz swear. He broke his polite demeanor to emphasize to me the importance of saying hi.

Fast forward 20 years. I am now a father and my four-year-old son is complaining that he has no one to play with. I point to the closest child his age and tell him to go up to the kid and say 'Hi, my name is Ben'. He did it and discovered the concept and value of initiating a greeting with a complete stranger. And he made a friend for the day at the playground.

Two years ago, we were on a summer trip in Montreal and hanging out in a playground. Like many parents, I was laying low on the sidelines, observing my child's interaction with other kids. Ben walks up to a kid on the swing set and says, "I am not sure what language to say ‘Hi’ in, but my name is Ben." Ben's natural ability to adjust his approach blew my mind because he not only found a way to communicate with a complete stranger who might not be comfortable speaking his language, but he also shifted his method based on what he knew - and this is equally important - what he didn’t know. Kids are the future, and they teach us valuable lessons all the time.

Ben taught me..

The Drupal community and software needs to say "Hi" and make people feel comfortable

Improving the evaluator experience has become one of our communities initiatives. There are many approaches and plenty of awesome people contributing...Read More

Jeff Geerling's Blog: Post-Mollom, what are the best options for preventing spam for Drupal?

Planet Drupal - 23. April 2018 - 21:14

Earlier this month, Mollom was officially discontinued. If you still have the Mollom module installed on some of your Drupal sites, form submissions that were previously protected by Mollom will behave as if Mollom was offline completely, meaning any spam Mollom would've prevented will be passed through.

For many Drupal sites, especially smaller sites that deal mostly with bot spam, there are a number of great modules that will help prevent 90% or more of all spam submissions, for example:

Twitter verbietet Werbung Kasperskys

heise online Newsticker - 23. April 2018 - 19:00
Twitter erlaubt Kaspersky nicht mehr, Reklame zu schalten, nennt dafür aber keine konkreten Gründe. Das offenbart der Sicherheitsanbieter in einem Brief an Twitters Management.

c't uplink 21.9: Cryptojacking, dicke LTE-Tarife, Photoshop-Alternativen

heise online Newsticker - 23. April 2018 - 18:30
Kryptomining – warum nicht auf fremden Rechnern? Jürgen Schmidt erklärt im uplink, warum Cryptojacking zum Trend geworden ist und wie es funktioniert. Außerdem in der Sendung: LTE-Tarife mit 6 bis 20 GByte und preiswerte Alternativen zu Adobe Photoshop.

Security public service announcements: Drupal 7 and 8 core critical release on April 25th, 2018 PSA-2018-003

Planet Drupal - 23. April 2018 - 18:27

There will be a security release of Drupal 7.x, 8.4.x, and 8.5.x on April 25th, 2018 between 16:00 - 18:00 UTC. This PSA is to notify that the Drupal core release is outside of the regular schedule of security releases. For all security updates, the Drupal Security Team urges you to reserve time for core updates at that time because there is some risk that exploits might be developed within hours or days. Security release announcements will appear on the Drupal.org security advisory page.

This security release is a follow-up to the one released as SA-CORE-2018-002 on March 28.

  • Sites on 7.x or 8.5.x can immediately update when the advisory is released using the normal procedure.
  • Sites on 8.4.x should immediately update to the 8.4.8 release that will be provided in the advisory, and then plan to update to 8.5.3 or the latest security release as soon as possible (since 8.4.x no longer receives official security coverage).

The security advisory will list the appropriate version numbers for each branch. Your site's update report page will recommend the 8.5.x release even if you are on 8.4.x or an older release, but temporarily updating to the provided backport for your site's current version will ensure you can update quickly without the possible side effects of a minor version update.

Patches for Drupal 7.x, 8.4.x, 8.5.x and 8.6.x will be provided in addition to the releases mentioned above. (If your site is on a Drupal 8 release older than 8.4.x, it no longer receives security coverage and will not receive a security update. The provided patches may work for your site, but upgrading is strongly recommended as older Drupal versions contain other disclosed security vulnerabilities.)

This release will not require a database update.

The CVE for this issue is CVE-2018-7602. The Drupal-specific identifier for the issue will be SA-CORE-2018-004.

The Security Team or any other party is not able to release any more information about this vulnerability until the announcement is made. The announcement will be made public at https://www.drupal.org/security, over Twitter, and in email for those who have subscribed to our email list. To subscribe to the email list: login on Drupal.org, go to your user profile page, and subscribe to the security newsletter on the Edit » My newsletters tab.

Journalists interested in covering the story are encouraged to email security-press@drupal.org to be sure they will get a copy of the journalist-focused release. The Security Team will release a journalist-focused summary email at the same time as the new code release and advisory.
If you find a security issue, please report it at https://www.drupal.org/security-team/report-issue.

RSA Conference: Unsichere Konferenz-App leakt Teilnehmerliste

heise online Newsticker - 23. April 2018 - 17:00
Hardgecodete Keys in einer mobilen App ermöglichten das Auslesen von Vor- und Nachnamen von RSA-Konferenzteilnehmern. Mittlerweile wurde das Problem (beinahe komplett) behoben.

US-Wahlbeeinflussung: Demokraten klagen gegen Trump, Russland und Wikileaks

heise online Newsticker - 23. April 2018 - 16:30
Angesichts von immer mehr inzwischen bekannt gewordenen Details über russische Versuche, die US-Wahl zu beeinflussen, zieht die Demokratische Partei in den USA nun vor Gericht. Sie wirft Trump und Wikileaks vor, sich illegal verschworen zu haben.