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Authors: Ewa Syta 1 ; Michael J. Fischer 1 ; David Wolinsky 1 ; Abraham Silberschatz 1 ; Gina Gallegos-Garcia 2 and Bryan Ford 1

Affiliations: 1 Yale University, United States ; 2 National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico, United States

ISBN: 978-989-758-117-5

Keyword(s): Authentication, Biometrics, Privacy, Security.

Related Ontology Subjects/Areas/Topics: Applied Cryptography ; Biometrics Security and Privacy ; Cryptographic Techniques and Key Management ; Data Engineering ; Databases and Data Security ; Identification, Authentication and Non-Repudiation ; Information and Systems Security ; Privacy Enhancing Technologies

Abstract: We propose an efficient remote biometric authentication protocol that gives strong protection to the user’s biometric data in case of two common kinds of security breaches: (1) loss or theft of the user’s token (smart card, handheld device, etc.), giving the attacker full access to any secrets embedded within it; (2) total penetration of the server. Only if both client and server are simultaneously compromised is the user’s biometric data vulnerable to exposure. The protocol works by encrypting the user’s biometric template in a way that allows it to be used for authentication without being decrypted by either token or server. Further, the encrypted template never leaves the token, and only the server has the information that would enable it to be decrypted. We have implemented our protocol using two iris recognition libraries and evaluated its performance. The overall efficiency and recognition performance is essentially the same compared to an unprotected biometric system.

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Paper citation in several formats:
Syta, E.; J. Fischer, M.; Wolinsky, D.; Silberschatz, A.; Gallegos-Garcia, G. and Ford, B. (2015). Private Eyes: Secure Remote Biometric Authentication.In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Security and Cryptography - Volume 1: SECRYPT, (ICETE 2015) ISBN 978-989-758-117-5, pages 243-250. DOI: 10.5220/0005539602430250

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author={Ewa Syta. and Michael J. Fischer. and David Wolinsky. and Abraham Silberschatz. and Gina Gallegos{-}Garcia. and Bryan Ford.},
title={Private Eyes: Secure Remote Biometric Authentication},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Security and Cryptography - Volume 1: SECRYPT, (ICETE 2015)},
year={2015},
pages={243-250},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005539602430250},
isbn={978-989-758-117-5},
}

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Security and Cryptography - Volume 1: SECRYPT, (ICETE 2015)
TI - Private Eyes: Secure Remote Biometric Authentication
SN - 978-989-758-117-5
AU - Syta, E.
AU - J. Fischer, M.
AU - Wolinsky, D.
AU - Silberschatz, A.
AU - Gallegos-Garcia, G.
AU - Ford, B.
PY - 2015
SP - 243
EP - 250
DO - 10.5220/0005539602430250

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