This work reports a vulnerability evaluation of a highly competitive ISO matcher to direct attacks carried out with fake fingers generated from ISO templates. Experiments are carried out on a fingerprint database acquired in a real-life scenario and show that the evaluated system is highly vulnerable to the proposed attack scheme, granting access in over 75% of the attempts (for a high-security operating point). Thus, the study disproves the popular belief of minutiae templates non-reversibility and raises a key vulnerability issue in the use of non-encrypted standard templates. (This article is an extended version of Galbally et al., 2008, which was awarded with the IBM Best Student Paper Award in the track of Biometrics at ICPR 2008).

An Evaluation of Direct Attacks Using Fake Fingers Generated from ISO Templates

CAPPELLI, RAFFAELE;LUMINI, ALESSANDRA;MALTONI, DAVIDE;MAIO, DARIO
2010

Abstract

This work reports a vulnerability evaluation of a highly competitive ISO matcher to direct attacks carried out with fake fingers generated from ISO templates. Experiments are carried out on a fingerprint database acquired in a real-life scenario and show that the evaluated system is highly vulnerable to the proposed attack scheme, granting access in over 75% of the attempts (for a high-security operating point). Thus, the study disproves the popular belief of minutiae templates non-reversibility and raises a key vulnerability issue in the use of non-encrypted standard templates. (This article is an extended version of Galbally et al., 2008, which was awarded with the IBM Best Student Paper Award in the track of Biometrics at ICPR 2008).
J. Galbally; R. Cappelli; A. Lumini; G. Gonzalez-de-Rivera; D. Maltoni; J. Fierrez-Aguilar; J. Ortega-Garcia; D. Maio
File in questo prodotto:
Eventuali allegati, non sono esposti

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/11585/93155
 Attenzione

Attenzione! I dati visualizzati non sono stati sottoposti a validazione da parte dell'ateneo

Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus 68
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 51
social impact