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2012

Altered Fingerprints: Analysis and Detection

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Altered Fingerprints: Analysis and Detection
—The widespread deployment of Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems (AFIS) in law enforcement and border control applications has heightened the need for ensuring that these systems are not compromised. While several issues related to fingerprint system security have been investigated, including the use of fake fingerprints for masquerading identity, the problem of fingerprint alteration or obfuscation has received very little attention. Fingerprint obfuscation refers to the deliberate alteration of the fingerprint pattern by an individual for the purpose of masking his identity. Several cases of fingerprint obfuscation have been reported in the press. Fingerprint image quality assessment software (e.g., NFIQ) cannot always detect altered fingerprints since the implicit image quality due to alteration may not change significantly. The main contributions of this paper are: 1) compiling case studies of incidents where individuals were found to have altered their fingerprints for...
Soweon Yoon, Jianjiang Feng, Anil K. Jain
Added 28 Sep 2012
Updated 28 Sep 2012
Type Journal
Year 2012
Where PAMI
Authors Soweon Yoon, Jianjiang Feng, Anil K. Jain
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