Secure Sketch for Multiple Secrets

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Secure Sketch for Multiple Secrets
Secure sketches are useful in extending cryptographic schemes to biometric data since they allow recovery of fuzzy secrets under inevitable noise. In practice, secrets derived from biometric data are seldom used alone, but typically employed in a multi-factor or a multimodality setting where multiple secrets with different roles and limitations are used together. To handle multiple secrets, we can generate a sketch for each secret independently and simply concatenate them. Alternatively, we can “mix” the secrets and individual sketches, for example, by taking the first secret as the key to encrypt the sketches of all other secrets. Hence, it is interesting to investigate how the secrets are to be mixed so as to cater for different requirements of individual secrets. We found that, by appropriate mixing, entropy loss on more important secrets (e.g., biometrics) can be “diverted” to less important ones (e.g., password or PIN), thus providing more protection to the former. On t...
Chengfang Fang, Qiming Li, Ee-Chien Chang
Added 30 Aug 2010
Updated 30 Aug 2010
Type Conference
Year 2010
Where ACNS
Authors Chengfang Fang, Qiming Li, Ee-Chien Chang
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