Open Science Research Excellence
%0 Journal Article
%A Ramon Santana
%D 2018 
%J  International Journal of Medical, Health, Biomedical, Bioengineering and Pharmaceutical Engineering
%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
%I International Science Index 140, 2018
%T A Biometric Template Security Approach to Fingerprints Based on Polynomial Transformations
%V 140
%X The use of biometric identifiers in the field of
information security, access control to resources, authentication in
ATMs and banking among others, are of great concern because of
the safety of biometric data. In the general architecture of a biometric
system have been detected eight vulnerabilities, six of them allow
obtaining minutiae template in plain text. The main consequence
of obtaining minutia templates is the loss of biometric identifier
for life. To mitigate these vulnerabilities several models to protect
minutiae templates have been proposed. Several vulnerabilities in the
cryptographic security of these models allow to obtain biometric data
in plain text. In order to increase the cryptographic security and ease
of reversibility, a minutiae templates protection model is proposed.
The model aims to make the cryptographic protection and facilitate
the reversibility of data using two levels of security. The first level
of security is the data transformation level. In this level generates
invariant data to rotation and translation, further transformation is
irreversible. The second level of security is the evaluation level,
where the encryption key is generated and data is evaluated using a
defined evaluation function. The model is aimed at mitigating known
vulnerabilities of the proposed models, basing its security on the
impossibility of the polynomial reconstruction.
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