A secure biometric authentication scheme based on robust hashing

Yagiz Sutcu, Husrev Taha Sencar, Nasir Memon

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

In this paper, we propose a secure biometric based authentication scheme which fundamentally relies on the use of a robust hash function. The robust hash function is a one-way transformation tailored specifically for each user based on their biometrics. The function is designed as a sum of properly weighted and shifted Gaussian functions to ensure the security and privacy of biometric data. We discuss various design issues such as scalability, collision-freeness and security. We also provide test results obtained by applying the proposed scheme to ORL face database by designating the biometrics as singular values of face images.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th Multimedia and Security Workshop 2005, MM and Sec'05
Pages111-116
Number of pages6
Volume2006
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event7th Multimedia and Security Workshop 2005, MM and Sec'05 - New York, NY, United States
Duration: Aug 1 2005Aug 2 2005

Other

Other7th Multimedia and Security Workshop 2005, MM and Sec'05
CountryUnited States
CityNew York, NY
Period8/1/058/2/05

    Fingerprint

Keywords

  • Authentication
  • Biometrics
  • Privacy
  • Robust Hashing
  • Security

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

Cite this

Sutcu, Y., Sencar, H. T., & Memon, N. (2006). A secure biometric authentication scheme based on robust hashing. In Proceedings of the 7th Multimedia and Security Workshop 2005, MM and Sec'05 (Vol. 2006, pp. 111-116)