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2010

Biometric template transformation: a security analysis

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Biometric template transformation: a security analysis
One of the critical steps in designing a secure biometric system is protecting the templates of the users that are stored either in a central database or on smart cards. If a biometric template is compromised, it leads to serious security and privacy threats because unlike passwords, it is not possible for a legitimate user to revoke his biometric identifiers and switch to another set of uncompromised identifiers. One methodology for biometric template protection is the template transformation approach, where the template, consisting of the features extracted from the biometric trait, is transformed using parameters derived from a user specific password or key. Only the transformed template is stored and matching is performed directly in the transformed domain. In this paper, we formally investigate the security strength of template transformation techniques and define six metrics that facilitate a holistic security evaluation. Furthermore, we analyze the security of two wellknown...
Abhishek Nagar, Karthik Nandakumar, Anil K. Jain
Added 29 Jan 2011
Updated 29 Jan 2011
Type Journal
Year 2010
Where MEDIAFORENSICS
Authors Abhishek Nagar, Karthik Nandakumar, Anil K. Jain
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