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Clone-preventive technique that features magnetic microfibers and cryptography
Author(s): Hiroyuki Matsumoto; Keiichi Suzuki; Tsutomu Matsumoto
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Paper Abstract

We have used the term 'clone' to refer to those things which are produced by methods such as counterfeiting, alteration, duplication or simulation. To satisfy the requirements of secure and low-cost techniques for preventing card fraud, we have recently developed a clone preventive system called 'FibeCrypt (Fiber Cryptosystem)' which utilizes physical characteristics. Each card has a canonical domain (i.e. a distinctive part), similar to fingerprints as the biometric measurement, made up of magnetic micro-fibers scattered randomly inside. We have applied cryptosystems to the system. FibeCrypt examines and authenticates the unique pattern of the canonical domain using pre-stored reference data and a digital signature. In our paper, the schemes and the features of this system are described in detail. The results of our examinations show the accuracy of authentication of the system. We conclude that this authentication technique which utilizes physical characteristics can be very effective for clone prevention in various fields.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1998
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3314, Optical Security and Counterfeit Deterrence Techniques II, (1 April 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.304696
Show Author Affiliations
Hiroyuki Matsumoto, NHK Spring Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Keiichi Suzuki, NHK Spring Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Tsutomu Matsumoto, Yokohama National Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3314:
Optical Security and Counterfeit Deterrence Techniques II
Rudolf L. van Renesse, Editor(s)

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