[messaging] JackPair

Tony Arcieri bascule at gmail.com
Fri Aug 22 18:00:26 PDT 2014

On Fri, Aug 22, 2014 at 5:50 PM, Andy Isaacson <adi at hexapodia.org> wrote:

> If I'm understanding their design correctly, they're taking the user's
>  voice and compressing and encrypting it, then encoding the encrypted
> data as audio to send to the far side.
> If so, they'll need to define a modulation to transport their encrypted
> data stream over a voice channel.  Doing this in a way that will work
> reliably over the high latency, multicodec, bizarrely lossy cellphone
> network is nontrivial.  Getting it to demoable quality is pretty easy,
> getting it to work well when the cell signal is fading in and out will
> be lots of fun.

Another fun engineering challenge for these sorts of compressed/encrypted
digital voice systems: avoiding information leakage sidechannels in
variable bitrate audio compression:


tl;dr: use CBR I suppose? Is this device using CBR, and is that sufficient
to mitigate this attack?
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