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Fuzzy Vault Fingerprint Smartcard Implementation Using an Orientation-Based Feature Vector

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5 Author(s)
Harmer, K. ; Dept. of Electron., Univ. of Kent, Canterbury ; Sheng, W. ; Howells, G. ; Fairhurst, M.
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With the increasing employment of biometric authentication systems worldwide, there has been significant concern over the security of stored biometric templates. In this paper, a solution to this problem employing a fuzzy vault fingerprint smartcard implementation, unlocked via an orientation-based feature vector, is presented. The fuzzy vault contains an unknown key which can be used either for identification or for file encryption/decryption.

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Bio-inspired Learning and Intelligent Systems for Security, 2008. BLISS '08. ECSIS Symposium on

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4-6 Aug. 2008