A practical method for generating digital signatures using biometrics

Taekyoung Kwon, Hyung Woo Lee, Jae Il Lee

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When we consider user's convenience for electronic transactions, it might be desirable to generate a digital signature using biometrics. However, it is not easy nor practicable in today's communications environment because of inaccurate measuring and potential hill-climbing attacks with regard to biometrics, unless specific hardware storage is provided for manipulating signature keys or biometric templates securely. In this paper, we study a simple practical method for biometrics based digital signature generation without such restriction. It is based on the existing tools in software in our proposed model where a general digital signature such as RSA can be applied without losing its security. This is not a cryptography paper but rather written from the practical perspectives.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1381-1389
Number of pages9
JournalIEICE Transactions on Communications
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jun

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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