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A Revocable Fingerprint Template for Security and Privacy Preserving

  • Jin, Zhe (Faculty of Information Science & Technology, Multimedia University) ;
  • Teoh, Andrew Beng Jin (Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department, Yonsei University) ;
  • Ong, Thian Song (Faculty of Information Science & Technology, Multimedia University) ;
  • Tee, Connie (Faculty of Information Science & Technology, Multimedia University)
  • Received : 2010.07.16
  • Accepted : 2010.09.20
  • Published : 2010.12.23

Abstract

With the wide deployment of biometric authentication systems, several issues pertaining security and privacy of the biometric template have gained great attention from the research community. To resolve these issues, a number of biometric template protection methods have been proposed. However, the design of a template protection method to satisfy four criteria, namely diversity, revocability and non-invertibility is still a challenging task, especially performance degradation when template protection method is employed. In this paper, we propose a novel method to generate a revocable minutiae-based fingerprint template. The proposed method consists of feature extraction from fingerprint minutiae pairs, quantization, histogram binning, binarization and eventually binary bit-string generation. The contributions of our method are two fold: alignment-free and good performance. Various experiments on FVC2004 DB1 demonstrated the effectiveness of the proposed methods.

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