Privacy preserving multi-factor authentication with biometrics

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Privacy preserving multi-factor authentication with biometrics
An emerging approach to the problem of reducing the identity theft is represented by the adoption of biometric authentication systems. Such systems however present however several challenges, related to privacy, reliability, security of the biometric data. Inter-operability is also required among the devices used for the authentication. Moreover, very often biometric authentication in itself is not sufficient as a conclusive proof of identity and has to be complemented with multiple other proofs of identity like passwords, SSN, or other user identifiers. Multi-factor authentication mechanisms are thus required to enforce strong authentication based on the biometric and identifiers of other nature. In this paper we provide a two-phase authentication mechanism for federated identity management systems. The first phase consists of a two-factor biometric authentication based on zero knowledge proofs. We employ techniques from vector-space model to generate cryptographic biometric keys...
Abhilasha Bhargav-Spantzel, Anna Cinzia Squicciari
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Type Conference
Year 2006
Where DIM
Authors Abhilasha Bhargav-Spantzel, Anna Cinzia Squicciarini, Elisa Bertino
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