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A secure approach for encrypting and compressing biometric information employing orthogonal code and steganography
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Paper Abstract

The objective of this paper is to develop a novel approach for encryption and compression of biometric information utilizing orthogonal coding and steganography techniques. Multiple biometric signatures are encrypted individually using orthogonal codes and then multiplexed together to form a single image, which is then embedded in a cover image using the proposed steganography technique. The proposed technique employs three least significant bits for this purpose and a secret key is developed to choose one from among these bits to be replaced by the corresponding bit of the biometric image. The proposed technique offers secure transmission of multiple biometric signatures in an identification document which will be protected from unauthorized steganalysis attempt.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 April 2012
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8398, Optical Pattern Recognition XXIII, 83980I (23 April 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.918648
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Muhammad Faysal Islam, George Washington Univ. (United States)
Mohammed Nazrul Islam, Farmingdale State College, SUNY (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8398:
Optical Pattern Recognition XXIII
David P. Casasent; Tien-Hsin Chao, Editor(s)

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