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Protecting biometric templates with image watermarking techniques

Komninos, N. and Dimitriou, T. (2007). Protecting biometric templates with image watermarking techniques. Advances in Biometrics: Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 4642, pp. 114-123. doi: 10.1007/978-3-540-74549-5_13

Abstract

Biometric templates are subject to modifications for identity fraud especially when they are stored in databases. In this paper, a new approach to protecting biometric templates with image watermarking techniques is proposed. The novelty of this approach is that we have combined lattice and block-wise image watermarking techniques to maintain image quality along with cryptographic techniques to embed fingerprint templates into facial images and vice-versa. Thus, protecting them from being modified.

Publication Type: Article
Publisher Keywords: Biometric templates, fingerprints, face pictures, authentication, watermarking
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Departments: School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering > Computer Science > Software Reliability
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/2505
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