A Revocable Fingerprint Template for Security and Privacy Preserving

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

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1327-1342
Number of pages16
JournalKSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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