In 1999 Juels and Wattenberg introduced the fuzzy commitment scheme. Fuzzy commitment is a particular realization of a binary biometric secrecy system with a chosen secret key. Three cases of biometric sources are considered, i.e. memory- less and totally-symmetric biometric sources, memoryless and input-symmetric biometric sources, and memoryless biometric sources. It is shown that fuzzy commitment is only optimal for memoryless totally-symmetric biometric sources and only at the maximum secret-key rate. Moreover, it is demonstrated that for memoryless biometric sources, which are not input-symmetric, the fuzzy com- mitment scheme leaks information on both the secret key and the biometric data.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 30th Symposium on Information Theory in the Benelux, May 28-29, 2009, Eindhoven, The Netherlands|
|Editors||Tj. Tjalkens, F.M.J. Willems|
|Place of Publication||Eindhoven|
|Publisher||Technische Universiteit Eindhoven|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|