A palmprint-based cryptosystem using double encryption

Amioy Kumar, Ajay Kumar Pathak

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We propose a novel cryptographic construct incorporating biometrics which insures a secure communication between two channels just by using Palmprint. The cryptosystem utilizes the advantages of both symmetric and asymmetric cryptographic approaches simultaneously; we denote it as double encryption. Any document in communication is first encrypted using symmetric cryptographic approach; the symmetric key involved is then encrypted using Asymmetric approach. Finally, the concept of fuzzy vault is explored to create a secure vault around the asymmetric key. We investigate the possible usage of palmprints in fuzzy vault to develop a user friendly and reliable crypto system. The experimental results from the proposed approach on the real palmprint images suggest its possible usage in an automated palmprint based key generation system.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiometric Technology for Human Identification V
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventBiometric Technology for Human Identification V - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 18 Mar 200819 Mar 2008


ConferenceBiometric Technology for Human Identification V
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL


  • Biometrics
  • Cryptosystem
  • Double encryption
  • Fuzzy vault
  • Palmprint

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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