Skins you're most impressed by

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KVRAF
1842 posts since 28 Feb, 2015

Post Sun Mar 14, 2021 8:04 am

Teksonik wrote:
Sun Mar 14, 2021 7:22 am
garryO wrote:
Sat Mar 13, 2021 8:29 am
as said before vital skin files are .json and you can open them with a texteditor.
they should look like this: {"Background":"ff1b1a1e","Body":"ff2f2e33","Body Heading Background":"ff232226",...don´t think it´s possible to hide malicious code in there.
"JSON files may contain malicious code......Most programs by default analyze JSON files for malicious code".

https://jsonfile.org/
Correct, you can use JSON hijacking in XXS (Cross-Site Scripting) the same way you can infect websites. If the hacker is using a zero-day threat (not yet known, and therefore less chance for a classic "anti-virus" software to detect it), it can do much harm, just by a simple line of code.
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KVRAF
7337 posts since 2 Dec, 2004 from North Wales

Post Sun Mar 14, 2021 8:14 am

AnX wrote:
Mon Mar 08, 2021 10:50 pm
my default edit (crappy screen grab) because I hate when the knobs are the same colour as the background
I really like that, is it available anywhere?
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KVRist
76 posts since 14 Sep, 2020

Post Sun Mar 14, 2021 8:47 am

starflakeprj wrote:
Sun Mar 14, 2021 8:04 am
Teksonik wrote:
Sun Mar 14, 2021 7:22 am
garryO wrote:
Sat Mar 13, 2021 8:29 am
as said before vital skin files are .json and you can open them with a texteditor.
they should look like this: {"Background":"ff1b1a1e","Body":"ff2f2e33","Body Heading Background":"ff232226",...don´t think it´s possible to hide malicious code in there.
"JSON files may contain malicious code......Most programs by default analyze JSON files for malicious code".

https://jsonfile.org/
Correct, you can use JSON hijacking in XXS (Cross-Site Scripting) the same way you can infect websites. If the hacker is using a zero-day threat (not yet known, and therefore less chance for a classic "anti-virus" software to detect it), it can do much harm, just by a simple line of code.
if a .json file look like this:

{"Background":"ff1b1a1e","Body":"ff2f2e33","Body Heading Background":"ff232226"}

everything is human readable easily.
can someone hide code here?

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KVRAF
15370 posts since 16 Sep, 2001 from Las Vegas,USA

Post Sun Mar 14, 2021 8:54 am

Because malicious code is just text. Are you going to examine every vital skin file to see if every line of text is safe ?

No of course not, no one is going to do that. I'm not saying that vital skin files are infected I'm simply saying that they can be infected since they are .json files.

If you're concerned just run the files through VirusTotal.
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KVRAF
9385 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Post Sun Mar 14, 2021 9:07 am

Clem4 wrote:
Sat Mar 13, 2021 7:11 am
AnX wrote:
Mon Mar 08, 2021 10:50 pm
my default edit (crappy screen grab) because I hate when the knobs are the same colour as the background
very nice :)
any chance to share it ?

SLiC wrote:
Sun Mar 14, 2021 8:14 am
AnX wrote:
Mon Mar 08, 2021 10:50 pm
my default edit (crappy screen grab) because I hate when the knobs are the same colour as the background
I really like that, is it available anywhere?
yeah, i could upload it. Just need to remove any parts that I haven't edited (just to be safe about redistribution)

afaik, when loading a skin, any parts missing will automatically be drawn from default skin.

note, this is default size only, no other sizes (and I have no intention of making any)

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KVRAF
6075 posts since 13 Nov, 2015 from Norway

Post Mon Mar 15, 2021 11:00 am

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KVRist
40 posts since 1 Jan, 2021

Post Mon Mar 15, 2021 11:08 am

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KVRAF
2661 posts since 14 Jul, 2005 from Australia

Post Thu Mar 18, 2021 2:03 am

middle_color wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:04 am
fgimian wrote:
Sat Feb 27, 2021 4:20 am
As far as DAWs, I still feel that Cubase is the prettiest by far, but that's just me :D

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Do you have this colors palette? Default one is too bright.
I'm afraid that this is just an image I pulled off Google, sorry :(

KVRAF
2661 posts since 14 Jul, 2005 from Australia

Post Thu Mar 18, 2021 2:07 am

chk071 wrote:
Sat Feb 27, 2021 7:26 am
I'd add NI Replika XT to those:

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I think Replika XT looks great, but as someone who is colourblind, I absolutely hate the red on black; I can't see it at all. I literally have to use a color filter on Windows when using anything that has red on black, including Replika XT.

So for that reason alone, I'd have to say that I really dislike the colour choices on otherwise nice skin. I reported this to NI too, but sadly, it remains unchanged.

To all designers, red on black is an awful AWFUL choice if you care about anyone that has difficulty with colourblindness. I see it everywhere and it drives me nuts.

KVRist
245 posts since 24 Sep, 2016

Post Sat Mar 20, 2021 3:07 am

Phase Plant skin for Vital
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KVRAF
5035 posts since 15 Dec, 2011 from Bucharest, Romania

Post Sat Mar 20, 2021 11:32 am

Feels good in Serum's skin... :hihi:

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KVRian
715 posts since 20 Apr, 2005

Post Sat Mar 20, 2021 11:38 am

xdjn1999x wrote:
Sat Feb 27, 2021 7:49 am
This serum skin by re23071998
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Looks like Razor!!

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KVRian
560 posts since 21 Jul, 2012

Post Sat Mar 20, 2021 12:16 pm

e@rs wrote:
Sat Mar 20, 2021 11:32 am
Feels good in Serum's skin... :hihi:


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Hahaha. Vital is great though! Where are you finding these skins for Vital?

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KVRAF
5035 posts since 15 Dec, 2011 from Bucharest, Romania

Post Sun Mar 21, 2021 12:53 am

The one I posted was on Vital's official forum.

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KVRian
560 posts since 21 Jul, 2012

Post Sun Mar 21, 2021 1:18 am

e@rs wrote:
Sun Mar 21, 2021 12:53 am
The one I posted was on Vital's official forum.
Cheers, found it!

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