Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
Information security is becoming increasingly important in these days and cryptography is one of the most effective ways to enhance the information security. Bio-cryptography is an emerging technology which combines biometrics with cryptography. It takes over the advantages of both and provides a strong means to protect against biometric system attacks. Using biometrics for security purposes is becoming more popular, but using biometrics by means of cryptography is a new, growing and promising research area. A number of researchers have studied the interaction between biometrics and cryptography. A review of novel techniques is presented.