A lightweight biometric signature scheme for user authentication over networks

Alpcan, Tansu, Kesici, Sinan, Bicher, Daniel, Mihcak, M. Kivanc, Bauckhage, Christian, & Camtepe, Seyit A. (2008) A lightweight biometric signature scheme for user authentication over networks. In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Security and Privacy in Communication Networks, ACM, Istanbul, Turkey, 33:1-33:6.

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We introduce a lightweight biometric solution for user authentication over networks using online handwritten signatures. The algorithm proposed is based on a modified Hausdorff distance and has favorable characteristics such as low computational cost and minimal training requirements. Furthermore, we investigate an information theoretic model for capacity and performance analysis for biometric authentication which brings additional theoretical insights to the problem. A fully functional proof-of-concept prototype that relies on commonly available off-the-shelf hardware is developed as a client-server system that supports Web services. Initial experimental results show that the algorithm performs well despite its low computational requirements and is resilient against over-the-shoulder attacks.

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ID Code: 58020
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: biometric authentication, experimental evaluation, haptics, lightweight algorithms, system design
DOI: 10.1145/1460877.1460920
ISBN: 978-1-60558-241-2
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > COMPUTER SOFTWARE (080300) > Computer System Security (080303)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Past > Institutes > Information Security Institute
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 ACM
Deposited On: 11 Mar 2013 01:58
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2013 05:06

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