eBiometrics: an enhanced multi-biometrics authentication technique for real-time remote applications on mobile devices

Kuseler, Torben and Lami, Ihsan and Jassim, Sabah A. and Sellahewa, Harin (2010) eBiometrics: an enhanced multi-biometrics authentication technique for real-time remote applications on mobile devices. In: SPIE 7708 Mobile Multimedia/Image Processing, Security, and Applications.

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Abstract

The use of mobile communication devices with advance sensors is growing rapidly. These sensors are enabling functions such as Image capture, Location applications, and Biometric authentication such as Fingerprint verification and Face & Handwritten signature recognition. Such ubiquitous devices are essential tools in today's global economic activities enabling anywhere-anytime financial and business transactions. Cryptographic functions and biometric-based authentication can enhance the security and confidentiality of mobile transactions. Using Biometric template security techniques in real-time biometric-based authentication are key factors for successful identity verification solutions, but are venerable to determined attacks by both fraudulent software and hardware. The EU-funded SecurePhone project has designed and implemented a multimodal biometric user authentication system on a prototype mobile communication device. However, various implementations of this project have resulted in long verification times or reduced accuracy and/or security. This paper proposes to use built-in-self-test techniques to ensure no tampering has taken place on the verification process prior to performing the actual biometric authentication. These techniques utilises the user personal identification number as a seed to generate a unique signature. This signature is then used to test the integrity of the verification process. Also, this study proposes the use of a combination of biometric modalities to provide application specific authentication in a secure environment, thus achieving optimum security level with effective processing time. I.e. to ensure that the necessary authentication steps and algorithms running on the mobile device application processor can not be undermined or modified by an imposter to get unauthorized access to the secure system.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Torben Kuseler, Ihsan Lami, Sabah Jassim, Harin Sellahewa, "eBiometrics: an enhanced multi-biometrics authentication technique for real-time remote applications on mobile devices," Mobile Multimedia/Image Processing, Security, and Applications 2010, Sos S. Agaian, Sabah A. Jassim, Editors, Proc. SPIE 7708, 77080E (28 April 2010). Copyright 2010 Society of Photo Optical Instrumentation Engineers. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic electronic or print reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper are prohibited. http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.850022
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biometrics; mobile devices; face recognition; verification; security
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: School of Science > Applied Computing
Depositing User: Ihsan Lami
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2015 14:14
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2016 10:51
URI: http://bear.buckingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/77

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