A Framework for Token and Biometrics Based Authentication in Computer Systems

User authentication is of vital importance to the security of computer systems. This paper proposes a new framework for multifactor authentication using token and various biometrics, such as fingerprint, retina scan, hand geometry and face pattern, which allows the authenticator, usually runs as a sever, to store only cipher texts, instead of the plaintexts of the biometrics templates, so as to reduce the risk of disclosing personal data of users. Another advantage of the framework is that the biometrics templates are bound to the private key inside the token therefore cannot be modified by changing server-resident data.

Provided by: Academy Publisher Topic: Security Date Added: Jun 2011 Format: PDF

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