Title

Biohashing applied to orientation-based minutia descriptor for secure fingerprint authentication system

Abstract

Biometric recognition systems are now commonplace. Although such systems have improved security, they are vulnerable to a number of threats, including direct attacks to the sensor. It is proposed to couple a well-known orientation-based minutia descriptor with biohashing for more secure fingerprint authentication. Extensive experiments conducted over all four FVC2002 fingerprint databases show the effectiveness of the proposed approach. Also discussed is the problem of fake fingerprint reconstruction from the minutiae set.

Department(s)

Management and Information Technology

Document Type

Article

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1049/el.2011.1525

Keywords

cryptography, fingerprint identification, image reconstruction

Publication Date

2011

Journal Title

Electronics letters

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