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Attacks on Biometric Systems: An Overview


Rubal Jain , Department of Computer Science and Applications, Kurukshetra University, kurukshetra, INDIA; Dr. Chander Kant, Department of Computer Science and Applications, K.U., kurukshetra, INDIA


Biometrics, Biometric Attacks, Biometric Traits, Biometrics System Template, Generic Threats, Architecture, Template Protection Techniques


Biometrics is a pattern recognition system that refers to the use of different physiological (face, fingerprints, etc.) and behavioral (voice, gait etc.) traits for identification and verification purposes. A biometrics-based personal authentication system has numerous advantages over traditional systems such as token-based (e.g., ID cards) or knowledge-based (e.g., password) but they are at the risk of attacks. This paper presents a literature review of attack system architecture and makes progress towards various attack points in biometric system. These attacks may compromise the template resulting in reducing the security of the system and motivates to study existing biometric template protection techniques to resist these attacks.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV3I2691
Published in: Volume : 3, Issue : 2
Publication Date: 01/05/2015
Page(s): 1090-1094

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