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Can users alter audit logs?

Our external auditor has stated that two of our users -- who function as security officers, that have *ALLOBJ (BUT NOT *AUDIT) authority -- can alter the audit logs. While I can see that maybe possible for them to delete the audit journals, is it possible for them to delete or alter individual records without leaving footprints?
OS/400 audit records were placed in journals by design and that's because, while you could delete an entire journal receiver, you cannot delete or modify individual records. This way, you can count on the accuracy and the integrity of the audit journals themselves as well as their entries. In addition, journal receivers are numbered so if a receiver was deleted, you could tell that one was missing.

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