Biometric template protection: Towards a secure biometric system

Yicheng Feng, Pong Chi Yuen

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Biometric template security is one of the most important issues in developing a practical biometric system. In this chapter, we discuss the threats to biometric authentication systems and give a review on existing approaches for protecting biometric templates. The schemes are classified into three categories, namely biometric cryptosystem approach, transform-based approach and the hybrid approach. Pros and cons of each approach are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Pattern Recognition and Computer Vision
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co.
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9789814273398
ISBN (Print)9814273384, 9789814273381
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Computer Science(all)


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