A Simple Auditable Fingerprint Authentication Scheme Using Smart-Contracts

Jesus, Vitor (2018) A Simple Auditable Fingerprint Authentication Scheme Using Smart-Contracts. In: International Conference on Smart Blockchain (SmartBlock 2018), 10-12 December 2018, Tokyo, Japan, Waseda University.

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Biometric authentication, and notably using fingerprints, are now
common. Despite its usability, biometrics have however a caveat which is the
impossibility of revocation: once the raw fingerprint is breached, and depending
on the technology of the reader, it is impossible to stop an illegitimate authentication. This places a focus on auditing both to detect fraud and to have clear indications that the fingerprint has been breached. In this paper we show how to take advantage of the immutability property of Blockchains to design an auditable protocol based on Diffie-Hellman key exchange with applications to fingerprint authentication.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date: 7 December 2018
Uncontrolled Keywords: biometrics, authentication, security, blockchains, smart-contracts, auditing
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Computing and Digital Technology > Cyber Security
Depositing User: Vitor Jesus
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2018 14:17
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2020 13:39
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/6514

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