Authentication of Digital Documents Using Secret Key Biometric Watermarking

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Executive Summary

Digital documents play a major role in modern era. They are easy to generate, modify and manage. The easy modifiable property of digital document makes it more vulnerable to forgery. It can be easily tampered or forged. So the challenge is to produce digital documents that are highly resistant to forgery and reliably confirms the real owner of the document. This can be resolved by biometric watermarking which make a direct relation between the document and its owner. A new biometric watermarking technique with secret key is proposed to digitize the authoritative documents issued by government/other organizations as a part of UID/Aadhar card project of India using biometric watermarking.

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