Axis Launches Open Source Video Authentication Framework

By Ethan Ace, Published Dec 13, 2021, 11:52am EST

Axis has released an open source video authentication framework, aiming to "ensure the integrity of surveillance video" and standardize the often insecure and proprietary process.

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In this report, we look at Axis' announcement, the authentication framework, how it works, implementation, and potential impact.

Problem *********** ******

************** (**** ****** ************ or ******* ************) ** most ********* **** ************ video ** **** ** court ***** *** *** quality ** ************** ******** varies *** ********* ******** it ** ** **** when ********* ***** **** recorders. **** *** ****** in ************ ****** **** otherwise ***** ****** ** rejected ** ********** *** to *** **** ** strong **************.

Axis ****** ***** *********

**** ***** *** ***** Axis ** ****** ** have *****-** **************, ******* needing *** ******** ** apply **, **** ** enable ***** ****** *************, including *********** ** *** the **** ************* ******* ****-******** **** ********* on ******(** ** ******** ***** MIT ******* ***** ****** for ********** *****).

**** ********** ******* ******** ***** has *** **** ******** with ** ******** ** maintaining ***** ** *** surveillance ********:

*** ********* **** *** authenticity ** ***** *** be **** ** ******** undermine * ******** ************* or ***********, ***** **** undermining ***** ** *** value ** ***** ************ more *******. *** ***** authentication ******* ********* **** issue.

Axis: *********** ** *** ** *****

*** ******* **** **** open-sourcing **** ******* *** key ** ************* **** others ** *** ********, i.e., ****** ************* *** VMS **********.

***** *** **** ******* of *** ************ ******** that *** ** *********** that ** ******* *********** is *********, *** **** an **** ****** ******* is *** **** ********* way ** ***********. ******** that ***** ******** ** surveillance ******* ** ********* and ****’* **** ******** with ** *** **** area.

*******, **** ********* **** the **** ****** ********* could ****** * ** facto ******** ** ***** manufacturers ********* **:

******* *** ***** ************** software ** **** ****** with *** ************ ******** will ***** ******* ********** from ***** ************* ** become * ******** *** video **************

**** *** *********** *** framework ** "****** *****" in ***** *** ****** firmware ******** ** ******* 10.11, ******** ** ** released ** ** ****.

***** ******* *******

** **** *****, *** camera ********* * "******* key" ***** ** ******* and ******** ** **** group ** ******** (***), e.g., *** *-***** *** 14 *-******, ** ***** *******, * ******** ******* in *.*** *** *.*** which *** ********* *** been **** ** ************. This *** *** ** checked ** * *** or *********** ****** ** ensure *** ***** *** not **** ******** ****.

**** ******* ********' ****************** *** ******* ** generating *** ********* *** key:

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End-to-End **************

**** **** ** ****' framework, *** ***** ********* is ********** ********** *** entire ***** ** *******, from *** ****** ****** to *** *** ** export. ******* ** ******** their *** ******* *********/************** method ** ******, ******* in ***** *****, **** simply **** ** ******* video ***** ********* *** messages ** ******** *** video's *********.

*** **************

********** *** ******** ********** authentication **** ******** ***** VMS ***********, ** **** VMSes ******* ***** ***** messages, *** **************** **** ****** ******, Axis **** ****:

*** ******* ********* **** almost *** *** ****** the ***** *******, *** just **** ** **** the ***** ****** ******. Milestone, ******* *** **** Camera ******* *** ******** a **** ***** ************** to *** ****** *** the ***-***** ****** ******.

*******, **** ****** **** to********** ***********, *** ********** the ************** ******, ***** will ******* ******* *********** to ** *********** ** VMSes' *********** **** *******.

** *** **** ** the *********'* *******, *******, Milestone, *** ****' *** Camera ******* ******* **** video ************** ******.

******** ****** ******** ** Common *******

******* ****' ********* **** standard ***/**** (*.***/*.***) ********, video *** ** ******** in ******** ********* ******* (e.g., ***) ******* ** requiring * *********** ****** packaged **** ** ********** player **** **** ***, typical ** *** ******** today (*** ****** / ***** ************* Guide*** **** *******).*******, ***** ******* ***** players **** ** *** or ******* ***** ****** may **** ***** *****, they **** *** ** able ** ************ *** video.

***** ** **** ******** open **** ******* ** support **** *********, **** said:

** ********* **** **, we **** **** ********** with *** ***** *******. As * ***** *** AXIS **** ****** ******** some ** *** ***** VMS *******.

Aggressive ************* ********

**** ***** ************** ********* is ******* ******* ** Axis' ************* ******** (**** covered ****** ***** ****** *************** Disclosed******* ********* **** ** Spec ******), * ******** **** is ******** ** *** surveillance ********. *** *******'* release ** **** ********* means ** ***** ****** the ******** *** *** surveillance ********, ***** ******** vulnerabilities *** ***** ********** or *******.

*******

*** ******* ********* ****' framework **** ****** ** whether ***** ************* ****** to ********* ** ** a ****** ***/** ******** level. ******* *** ********* implementing **** ******* ** a ********, *** ** remains ** ** **** if ** **** ** adopted ** *** ****** at *****, ********** ** the ****-********* ****** ***** insecure ******* *** ********* the **** ******.

What ** *** *****?

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*** ********* **** *** authenticity ** ***** *** be **** ** ******** undermine * ******** ************* or ***********, ***** **** undermining ***** ** *** value ** ***** ************ more *******.

*** ****** ***** ** an ****** ***** **** where ***** ************ *** been ****** ** ******** because ** ****'* **** 'authenticated' ** **** ** has *** ***** ******** with?

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*** * ***** ****** search *** ***** * few ***** **** **.

********: ***** ************** ***** case

******* ******:

**** *****: ******* ** Authenticate ************ ***** ***** to ********* ** ******** ******** *. ***, Q.C.

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**** *** **** ** not * **** *******, imo

** **** ****** ****, there **** ******** ****** indications ** *********, ******* video ***** *** ****, differing **** ******, ***.

** ******** ** *** whether ** *** ***** surveillance ******** ** **** thrown *** ** ********. this ****** **** ** a **** ******* ** that *********. *******, * question ******* *** **** of ************** **** *** video ******* ** ******** in ** ****** ***** case ***** ***** ** no ***** ********** ** falsification.

*** ******** **** *** is **** ********* ** that ***** *** **** that ********* ********** **** 'what *** ***** ***** is **** ********' ** enough ** '********' **** the ***** *** *** been ******** ****.

*.*. ********** ************ ***** with ******/*********, *** ** order *** ** ** be **** ** ******** in ***** ** ****** not ******** - *** in ** ****, ***** (or ******) **** ******* at ***.

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* ***** ***** ***'* enough ******** **** *** justice ***, *** **** the ******** ********** ** improving. * ****** **** technology **** ** * must **** *** ******** cameras ****.

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**** ** ** ********* point!

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* ***** ** ** a ***** **** **** Axis. * **** **** is ***** ** *** the *** ****** ** the ****** ** **** it. *'* ******* *** points ** **** *******:

*) *** ************** ** not ******* **** *** VMS ** *********** *** video. ** ** ******* because *********** ** ********* the *****.

*) *'* **** ******* a *********** ********* ** the ****. **** *** can **** * **** burned ** *** ***** as ** *******. *** it ** * ********* based ** ****** **** which ***** ** ***********. I *** ******* *** hash+timestamp ***** ** ****** in * ****** **********. It ** ***** *********** but ****'* *** **** way ** ***** *** video *** ******** ** a ******** ****** ** a ******** ****.

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**** *********, ***!

**** ********:

(*) ****, *** ****** needs ** ** ** native ****** ** **** its *********** ** ** validated.

(*) *** **** ** capture ** ********** ** important **** ** ***** evidence, *** *** ******* today ** * ******* matter ** **** *** in ** *************. ** support ** ******* ******** the ******* ********** ** time *** ** ******** in *** ****** ***-***** or ***** *******, *** relies ** ****** *** correct **** *************** ** the ******. ** **** discussed ***** ********** *** ruled ** *** ** this **** *** ** the ********** ** ******** access *** ************** ** handle *** *******.

***, * ***** *** that ***** **** ******* transcode *****, * ***** most ** *** *** it ***** ** *********** to **** ***** **** do ********* *** ***** therefore ****** ****** **** this ********.

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