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A palmprint-based cryptosystem using double encryption
Author(s): Amioy Kumar; Ajay Kumar
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Paper Abstract

We propose a novel cryptographic construct incorporating biometrics which insures a secure communication between two channels just by using Palmprint. The cryptosystem utilizes the advantages of both symmetric and asymmetric cryptographic approaches simultaneously; we denote it as double encryption. Any document in communication is first encrypted using symmetric cryptographic approach; the symmetric key involved is then encrypted using Asymmetric approach. Finally, the concept of fuzzy vault is explored to create a secure vault around the asymmetric key. We investigate the possible usage of palmprints in fuzzy vault to develop a user friendly and reliable crypto system. The experimental results from the proposed approach on the real palmprint images suggest its possible usage in an automated palmprint based key generation system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 March 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6944, Biometric Technology for Human Identification V, 69440D (17 March 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.778833
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Amioy Kumar, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (India)
Ajay Kumar, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (India)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6944:
Biometric Technology for Human Identification V
B.V.K. Vijaya Kumar; Salil Prabhakar; Arun A. Ross, Editor(s)

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