Using Mobile Agents for Secure Biometric Authentication

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Provided by: University of Paderborn
Topic: Security
Format: PDF
In this paper, the authors deal with the definition of a strong authentication model, coupling usual password/PIN based methods with a biometric matching, over a multi agent distributed infrastructure. When the user authentication procedure involves personal devices, the multi agent system model helps in the distribution of data and algorithms thanks to a better partitioning of roles and responsibilities, enhancing robustness to eavesdropping and tampering by properly moving agents around the system itself. The system architecture is based on specialized agents tied to the different devices, which safely communicate using both symmetric encryption for messages and asymmetric encryption to check principals' roles.
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