Improved fuzzy hashing technique for biometric template protection

Ong, T. S. and Teoh, Andrew Beng Jin and Khoh, W. H. (2014) Improved fuzzy hashing technique for biometric template protection. Sunway Academic Journal, 11. pp. 22-34. ISSN 1823-500X

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Biometrics provides a new dimension of security to modern automated applications since each user will need to prove his identity when attempting an access. However, if a stored biometric template is compromised, then the conventional biometric recognition system becomes vulnerable to privacy invasion. This invasion is a permanent one because the biometric template is not replaceable. In this paper, we introduce an improved FuzzyHashing technique for biometric template protection purpose. We demonstrate our implementation in the context of fingerprint biometrics. The experimental results and the security analysis on FVC 2004 DB1 and DB2 fingerprint datasets suggest that the technique is highly feasible in practice.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: First and third authors are with the Multimedia University, Melaka. Second author is with School of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Yonsei University. Issue is a special issue on pattern recognition and intelligent applications.
Uncontrolled Keywords: fuzzy hashing; template protection; fingerprint biometrics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Others > Non Sunway Academics
Depositing User: Ms. Molly Chuah
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2016 10:23
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2016 10:29

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