Image hashing enabled technique for biometric template protection

Fei Tan, Thian Song Ong, Connie Tee, Andrew B.J. Teoh

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4 Citations (Scopus)


The individual privacy linking to the widespread use of personal information appears to be a new phenomenon for networked society. In a conventional biometrics enabled authentication system, the privacy remains a controversial topic. Biometric characteristics are indisputable and unique to an individual hence the compromise of the biometric template is permanent. Cancelable biometrics was introduced to address this problem by constructing revocable biometric template that allows multiple templates to be associated to the same biometric trait. This concept gains advantages over the traditional authentication for its superiority in security. In this paper, we proposed a method that adopts the notion of image hashing by transforming the iris biometrics into a short bit string irreversibly. The experiments are tested on CASIA iris data set with promising result.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTENCON 2009 - 2009 IEEE Region 10 Conference
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event2009 IEEE Region 10 Conference, TENCON 2009 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 2009 Nov 232009 Nov 26

Publication series

NameIEEE Region 10 Annual International Conference, Proceedings/TENCON


Other2009 IEEE Region 10 Conference, TENCON 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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