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Cryptographic key generation using handwritten signature
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Paper Abstract

Based on recent works showing the feasibility of key generation using biometrics, we study the application of handwritten signature to cryptography. Our signature-based key generation scheme implements the cryptographic construction named fuzzy vault. The use of distinctive signature features suited for the fuzzy vault is discussed and evaluated. Experimental results are reported, including error rates to unlock the secret data by using both random and skilled forgeries from the MCYT database.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 April 2006
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6202, Biometric Technology for Human Identification III, 62020N (17 April 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.665875
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M. Freire-Santos, Univ. Autonoma de Madrid (Spain)
J. Fierrez-Aguilar, Univ. Autonoma de Madrid (Spain)
J. Ortega-Garcia, Univ. Autonoma de Madrid (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6202:
Biometric Technology for Human Identification III
Patrick J. Flynn; Sharath Pankanti, Editor(s)

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