tamper proofing audio

Jacob Meuser jakemsr at jakemsr.com
Wed Jun 22 05:13:16 GMT 2005

On Wed, Jun 22, 2005 at 02:12:20PM +0930, Tim Aslat wrote:
> Hi All,
> can anyone tell me if it's possible to tamper-proof an audio recording
> in such a way that it can still be played on a normal audio CD player?
> I'm not worried about the recording being copied, but I am worried
> about it being modified and want to guard against it.  Its for a voice
> recorder project in a lawyers office where they want to be able to
> prove conclusively that a certain audio recording was made on a
> specific machine and hasn't been tampered with.  I understand that it
> is impossible to make anything completely tamper-proof, but I would
> like to make it at least difficult for someone to do without some very
> substantial resources and skills available to them.

Simply verifying the files with checksums (multiple algorithms to
lessen the possibility of "collision attacks") is insufficient?

<jakemsr at jakemsr.com>

> The recording unit is a standalone PC running FreeBSD 5.4-RELEASE, and
> it would be nice not to have to change that.
> Please contact me off-list with details.
> Cheers
> Tim
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