Security analysis for biometric data in ID documents

S. Schimke, S. Kiltz, C. Vielhauer, A.A.C.M. Kalker

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In this paper we analyze chances and challenges with respect to the security of using biometrics in ID documents. We identify goals for ID documents, set by national and international authorities, and discuss the degree of security, which is obtainable with the inclusion of biometric into documents like passports. Starting from classical techniques for manual authentication of ID card holders, we expand our view towards automatic methods based on biometrics. We do so by reviewing different human biometric attributes by modality, as well as by discussing possible techniques for storing and handling the particular biometric data on the document. Further, we explore possible vulnerabilities of potential biometric passport systems. Based on the findings of that discussion we will expand upon two exemplary approaches for including digital biometric data in the context of ID documents and present potential risks attack scenarios along with technical aspects such as capacity and robustness.
Originele taal-2Engels
TitelProceedings of the Security, Steganography, and Watermarking of Multimedia Contents VII, 17-1-2005, San Jose, Ca, USA
StatusGepubliceerd - 2005
EvenementSecurity, Steganography, and Watermarking of Multimedia Contents VII - San Jose, Verenigde Staten van Amerika
Duur: 21 apr 200521 apr 2005

Publicatie series

NaamProceedings of SPIE
ISSN van geprinte versie0277-786X


CongresSecurity, Steganography, and Watermarking of Multimedia Contents VII
Land/RegioVerenigde Staten van Amerika
StadSan Jose
AnderConference SPIE and IS&T


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