FuzzyHash: A secure biometric template protection technique

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Abstract

Biometrics is likely to provide a new level of security to applications since application users will need to prove their identity when attempting access. Yet if the stored biometric template is compromised then the conventional biometric recognition system is vulnerable to privacy invasion, which is also a permanent loss because the biometric template is not replaceable. We introduce a new technique for protecting the biometric template called FuzzyHashing. It takes inspiration in the cryptographic hashing function, which endows it with properties that are desirable for improved security such as: one-way transformation, confusion, diffusion etc. After an enumeration of the design requirements of FuzzyHashing we demonstrate one of its realizations in the context of face biometrics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Frontiers in the Convergence of Bioscience and Information Technologies, FBIT 2007
Pages688-694
Number of pages7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec 1
EventFrontiers in the Convergence of Bioscience and Information Technologies, FBIT 2007 - Jeju Island, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2007 Oct 112007 Oct 13

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Frontiers in the Convergence of Bioscience and Information Technologies, FBIT 2007

Other

OtherFrontiers in the Convergence of Bioscience and Information Technologies, FBIT 2007
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityJeju Island
Period07/10/1107/10/13

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems

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Jin, A. T. B., & Jaihie, K. (2007). FuzzyHash: A secure biometric template protection technique. In Proceedings of the Frontiers in the Convergence of Bioscience and Information Technologies, FBIT 2007 (pp. 688-694). [4524188] (Proceedings of the Frontiers in the Convergence of Bioscience and Information Technologies, FBIT 2007). https://doi.org/10.1109/FBIT.2007.31