Key Incorporation Scheme for Cancelable Biometrics
Eliza Yingzi Du, Kai Yang, Zhi Zhou
DOI: 10.4236/jis.2011.24018   PDF   HTML     4,432 Downloads   8,526 Views   Citations


Biometrics is becoming an important method for human identification. However, once a biometric pattern is stolen, the user will quickly run out of alternatives and all the applications where the associated biometric pattern is used become insecure. Cancelable biometrics is a solution. However, traditional cancelable biometric methods treat the transformation process and feature extraction process independently. As a result, this kind of cancelable biometric approach would reduce the recognition accuracy. In this paper, we first analyzed the limitations of traditional cancelable biometric methods, and proposed the Key Incorporation Scheme for Cancelable Biometrics approach that could increase the recognition accuracy while achieving “cancelability”. Then we designed the Gabor Descriptor based Cancelable Iris Recognition method that is a practical implementation of the proposed Key Incorporation Scheme. The experimental results demonstrate that our proposed method can significantly improve the iris recognition accuracy while achieving “cancelability”.

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E. Du, K. Yang and Z. Zhou, "Key Incorporation Scheme for Cancelable Biometrics," Journal of Information Security, Vol. 2 No. 4, 2011, pp. 185-194. doi: 10.4236/jis.2011.24018.

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