Secure minutiae-based fingerprint templates using random triangle hashing

Zhe Jin, Andrew Beng Jin Teoh, Thian Song Ong, Connie Tee

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Abstract

Due to privacy concern on the widespread use of biometric authentication systems, biometric template protection has gained great attention in the biometric research recently. It is a challenging task to design a biometric template protection scheme which is anonymous, revocable and noninvertible while maintaining acceptable performance. Many methods have been proposed to resolve this problem, and cancelable biometrics is one of them. In this paper, we propose a scheme coined as Random Triangle Hashing which follows the concept of cancelable biometrics in the fingerprint domain. In this method, re-alignment of fingerprints is not required as all the minutiae are translated into a pre-defined 2 dimensional space based on a reference minutia. After that, the proposed Random Triangle hashing method is used to enforce the one-way property (non-invertibility) of the biometric template. The proposed method is resistant to minor translation error and rotation distortion. Finally, the hash vectors are converted into bit-strings to be stored in the database. The proposed method is evaluated using the public database FVC2004 DB1. An EER of less than 1% is achieved by using the proposed method.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVisual Informatics
Subtitle of host publicationBridging Research and Practice - First International Visual Informatics Conference, Conference, IVIC 2009, Proceedings
Pages521-531
Number of pages11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1
Event1st International Visual Informatics Conference, IVIC 2009 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 2009 Nov 112009 Nov 13

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5857 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other1st International Visual Informatics Conference, IVIC 2009
CountryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period09/11/1109/11/13

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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Jin, Z., Jin Teoh, A. B., Ong, T. S., & Tee, C. (2009). Secure minutiae-based fingerprint templates using random triangle hashing. In Visual Informatics: Bridging Research and Practice - First International Visual Informatics Conference, Conference, IVIC 2009, Proceedings (pp. 521-531). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 5857 LNCS). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-05036-7_49