Mobiles Bezahlen: Werden manche Verbraucher abgehängt?

heise online Newsticker - 5. April 2018 - 10:30
Die Ware aus dem Regal nehmen und dabei automatisch bezahlen: Sieht so die Zukunft des Einkaufens aus und was bedeutet das für Verbraucher?

MagentaMobil XL: Mobiles Flatrate-Surfen bleibt in Deutschland teuer

heise online Newsticker - 5. April 2018 - 10:30
In einer Werbung der Telekom für einen neuen Flatrate-Mobiltarif heißt es "Endlich. Keine Limits mehr". Tatsächlich gibt es in MagentaMobil XL keine Drosselung der Geschwindigkeit. Im Vergleich mit anderen EU-Staaten ist der Tarif aber teuer.

Google verbannt Krypto-Mining-Extensions aus dem Chrome Web Store

heise online Newsticker - 5. April 2018 - 10:00
Bislang hat Google Erweiterungen zum Schürfen von Kryptowährungen im Web Store des Chrome-Browsers unter bestimmten Voraussetzungen geduldet. Nun soll ein vollständiges Verbot vor allem heimlichen Mining-Aktivitäten ein Ende setzen.

Zahlen, bitte! IBM 5140 – Urvater des modernen Laptop

heise online Newsticker - 5. April 2018 - 10:00
Vor 32 Jahren hat IBM den PC Convertible vorgestellt, seinen ersten mobilen Rechner und Vorgänger des berühmten Thinkpad. Trotz Charlie Chaplin wollte der aber kein richtiger Erfolg werden.

Datenschutzbehörde prüft Adresshandel mit Post-Daten im Bundestagswahlkampf

heise online Newsticker - 5. April 2018 - 10:00
Die Post-Tochter "Post Direkt" soll im Bundestagswahl 2017 Adressen gehandelt haben. Die zuständige Datenschutzbeauftragte prüft nun, ob der Adresshandel im Einklang mit dem Bundesdatenschutzgesetz steht.

Dating-App Grindr gab HIV-Daten von Nutzern an Fremdunternehmen weiter

heise online Newsticker - 5. April 2018 - 9:30
Die bei homo- und bisexuellen Männern beliebte Dating-App Grindr ist wegen der Weitergabe von HIV-Daten an zwei Datendienste in die Kritik geraten. Das Unternehmen hat jetzt reagiert und teilt diese Informationen künftig nicht mehr mit Fremdunternehmen.

myDropWizard.com: Get FREE help from a "Wizard" at DrupalCon Nashville!

Planet Drupal - 5. April 2018 - 8:53

We're trying something new this year at Drupalcon 2018! Book some time with a myDropWizard "Support Wizard" for some FREE help with your Drupal site!

You're a first time Drupalcon attendee? You're a veteran Drupaler? Either way, you made part of your Drupalcon mission to fix a lingering issue - or at least to be pointed in the right direction!

We're here to help!

We spend our days helping Drupalers just like you every day with their support needs, so we thought "Let's bring that myDropWizard Support Face-to-Face with Drupalers: FOR FREE!"

So, drop by Booth #818 or (better yet!) schedule with us below!

macOS 10.13.4: Welche eGPU-Setups funktionieren (sollen)

heise online Newsticker - 5. April 2018 - 8:30
Apple hat Details zu der in High Sierra nun offiziell verfügbaren Unterstützung für externe Grafikkarten genannt – und gibt Empfehlungen zum Kauf.

Apple bringt angeblich ab 2020 eigene ARM-Chips statt Intel-Prozessoren für Macs

heise online Newsticker - 5. April 2018 - 8:30
Insidern zufolge soll Apple in den kommenden Jahren bei seinen Rechnern den "Switch" weg von Intel-CPUs planen. Der Umstieg soll in mehreren Schritten erfolgen.

beA: Besonderes Anwaltspostfach nach neuen Sicherheitsproblemen bis mindestens Mitte Mai offline

heise online Newsticker - 5. April 2018 - 7:30
Erste Ergebnisse der Sicherheitsüberprüfung des besonderen elektronischen Anwaltspostfachs legen neue Probleme offen, an deren Behebung der Dienstleister Atos arbeitet. Das Gutachten soll Mitte Mai vorliegen.

Googles KI- und Suchmaschinenchef legt sein Amt nieder

heise online Newsticker - 5. April 2018 - 7:00
John Giannandrea zieht sich wohl von der Spitze von Googles KI- und Suchmaschinenteams zurück. Über die genauen Gründe ist derzeit nichts bekannt, aber er bleibt dem Unternehmen anscheinend erhalten.

Hook 42: Community in Harmony - Hook 42 gives back at DrupalCon Nashville

Planet Drupal - 5. April 2018 - 5:09

DrupalCon is one of the most exciting Drupal events all year, especially for those of us who enjoy working in the community. We really get to shine.

This year is no different. It’s nice to share knowledge through presentations, but there are many ways to give back to the Drupal Open Source project.

macOS 10.13.4: DisplayLink & Co. bleiben dunkel

heise online Newsticker - 5. April 2018 - 0:00
Apples jüngstes High-Sierra-Update kommt mit USB-Grafiklösungen nicht mehr zurecht. Probleme gibt es auch mit Apps, die den Desktop auf iOS-Geräte erweitern.

Colorfield: Drupal 7 to Drupal 8 migration with configuration entities

Planet Drupal - 4. April 2018 - 20:38
Drupal 7 to Drupal 8 migration with configuration entities christophe Wed, 04/04/2018 - 20:38 The migrate system is stable since Drupal 8.5.0, so this is a great time to review the migration tools provided by the community. This post does not cover migration from the UI, it focuses on partially customized migration that are runned with Drush. In most cases, you will probably want to review the content model a bit (you know, that content type or field machine name that does not actually reflect the truth since its creation, ...). The idea behind is to delegate the heavy lifting to Migrate Upgrade for migration template generation, then apply content model changes if needed.

Mac & i Heft 2/2018 jetzt vorab im Heise-Shop

heise online Newsticker - 4. April 2018 - 18:30
Themen: 50 ultimative Mac-Tricks • Retro-Kult • Extern speichern • 360°-Panoramen • HomePod • iOS 11.3, macOS 10.13.4 • Musik programmieren • Top-PC-Spiele auf lahmen Macs • Steuererklärung • iMac Pro mit 10/18 Kernen • Apple-Support

Pillen gegen Fettleber: Träger resistenter Gene helfen bei der Entwicklung

heise online Newsticker - 4. April 2018 - 18:30
In den USA helfen Big-Data-Genomanalysen dabei, Menschen zu finden, deren Genausstattung sie unanfälliger gegen Lebererkrankungen macht.

TIP Solutions: Why a critical security hole is actually not so bad?

Planet Drupal - 4. April 2018 - 18:28
First (before the problem)

If you have a Drupal site and this is the first time you hear about the critical vulnerability published on March 28 2018 read the two last chapters immediately.

During the last week in the Drupal community around the world there has been a hustle about the security hole which was named DrupalGeddon2 [1] [2]. This vulnerability was "highly critical" and got many people scared - unnecessary. This post tries to explain when the vulnerability will become a problem? When the vulnerability is actually not a problem and how to handle the situation right. 

DrupalGeddon DrupalGeddon2 tietoturva Planet Drupal

Zuckerberg zum Facebook-Datenskandal: "Wir werden noch Jahre brauchen"

heise online Newsticker - 4. April 2018 - 18:00
Mark Zuckerberg räumt ein, sein Unternehmen sei im Umgang mit den Daten der Nutzer zu idealistisch gewesen – und erwidert Kritik von Apple-Chef Tim Cook.

Dropsolid: How we installed a Drupal security patch on 1300 sites, stress-free!

Planet Drupal - 4. April 2018 - 17:28
04 Apr How we installed a Drupal security patch on 1300 sites, stress-free! Nick Veenhof Drupal

Yesterday a highly critical security issue in Drupal was released. The issue itself is considered critical, because, the way we understood, it makes it possible to execute code as an anonymous user. This could lead to a complete hack of your site and complete exposure of your content - or, worse, if your webserver is badly configured, a full-scale hostile takeover of your server. (More background info available here and here.)

The issue was announced to the Drupal community a week early, so our Dropsolid team had plenty of time to anticipate and prepare. Currently, Dropsolid serves 482 unique and active projects, which contain on average three environments. To be more precise, this gave us a whopping 1316 active Drupal installations to patch. These environments are located on 65 different servers. 45 of those servers are out of our hands and are managed by other hosting companies, such as Combell or even dedicated hardware on site with the customer. At Dropsolid we prefer to host the websites within our own control, but to the Dropsolid Platform this ultimately makes no difference. For some customers we also collaborate with Acquia - these clients are taken care of by Acquia’s golden glove service.

So, back to preparing to patch all the different Drupal installations. We would be lying if we said that all Drupal installs were running on the latest and greatest, so we used Ansible and the Dropsolid Platform to gather all the necessary data and perform a so-called dry run. This was a real-world test across all our installations to verify if we could pass on a patch and then deploy it as soon as we have confirmed that the patch works for all the versions that we have available on our Dropsolid Platform. For example, it verified if the patch tool is available on the server, it injected a text file that we then patched to make sure the flow of patching a Drupal installation would go smoothly, etc. Obviously we detected some hiccups as we were testing, but we were left with enough time to resolve all issues in advance.

Throughout the evening, we had plenty of engineers on stand-by, ready to jump in should something in the automated process go wrong. The entire rollout took us about 2 hours - from the release of the patch over verifying the patch on all the different Drupal releases to rolling it out on all sites and, finally, relax with a few beers. This doesn't mean we had it easy. We had to work a lot, but a lot of hours just to make sure we could handle this load in this amount of time. That is why we are continuously building on our Dropsolid Platform.

Those who joined our hangout could bear witness to exactly how comfortable and relaxed our engineers were feeling during the rollout.

You might ask, joined our hangout? What are we on about exactly? Well, since the Drupal community was in this together, I suggested on Twitter to all join in together and at least make it a fun time.

A few nice things that happened during this hangout:

  • Someone played live ukelele for us while we waited
  • Someone posted a fake patch and made everyone anxious, but at least it was a good test!
  • People were able to watch Dropsolid in total transparency how we coped with this patch and were also able to interact and talk to others in the hangout.

It made the whole evening a fun activity, as witnessed by Baddy Sonja.

Obviously this couldn’t have happened without the help of our great engineers at Dropsolid - and also because we invest a lot of our R&D time into the development of the Dropsolid Platform, so we can do the same exercise times 10 or times 100 without any extra human effort. Thanks to the Drupal security team for the good care and the warning ahead of time. It made a tremendous difference!

All our Dropsolid customers can rest assured that we have their backs, all the time!

If you are not a Dropsolid customer yet and you are interested to see how we can help you make your digital business easy, we’d be more than happy to talk. If you are running a Drupal site and need help with your updates or with your processes, we’d be glad to to help out and onboard you onto our Dropsolid Platform. You can keep your server contract while benefiting from our digital governance and expertise. Are you in charge of many many digital assets and feeling the pain? Maybe it’s time you can start doing the fun things again - just have a chat with us!

 

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Intel bringt neue "Coffee-Lake"-Prozessoren und Serie-300-Chipsätze

heise online Newsticker - 4. April 2018 - 17:00
Für High-End-Notebooks und mobile Workstations erscheinen Core i9-8950HK und Xeons mit 6 Kernen und bis zu 4,8 GHz; außerdem kommen 28-Watt-Quads mit besserer Grafik, USB 3.1 sowie mehr Desktop-Chips.