By Topic

On the Use of Mobile Phones and Biometrics for Accessing Restricted Web Services

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

2 Author(s)
Vivaracho-Pascual, C. ; Dept. of Comput. Sci., Univ. de Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain ; Pascual-Gaspar, J.

In this study, an application that allows a mobile phone to be used as a biometric-capture device is shown. The main contribution of our proposal is that this capture, and later recognition, can be performed during a standard web session, using the same architecture that is used in a personal computer (PC), thus allowing a multiplatform (PC, personal digital assistant (PDA), mobile phone, etc.) biometric web access. The review, which is from both an academic and commercial point of view, of the biometry and mobile device state of the art shows that in other related works, the biometric capture and recognition is either performed locally in the mobile or remotely but using special communication protocols and/or connection ports with the server. The second main contribution of this study is an in-depth analysis of the present mobile web-browser limitations; thus, it is concluded that, in general, it is impossible to use the same technologies that can be used to capture biometrics in PC platforms (i.e., Applet Java, ActiveX Control, JavaScript, or Flash); therefore, new solutions, as shown here, are needed.

Published in:

Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part C: Applications and Reviews, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:42 ,  Issue: 2 )
Biometrics Compendium, IEEE
RFIC Virtual Journal, IEEE
RFID Virtual Journal, IEEE