An iris cryptosystem for information security

Xiangqian Wu, Ning Qi, Kuanquan Wang, Dapeng Zhang

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Abstract

Securing information is a key issue in the field of network security and cryptography is one of the most effective ways to enhance information security. Biometric cryptography is a technique using biometric features to encrypt the data, which can improve the security of the encrypted data and overcome the shortcomings of the traditional cryptography. This paper proposes a novel biometric cryptosystem based on the most accurate biometric feature - iris. In this system, a 256-dimension textural feature vector is extracted from the preprocessed iris image by using a set of 2-D Gabor filters. And then a modified fuzzy vault algorithm is employed to encrypt and decrypt the data. Experimental results demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed system.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2008 4th International Conference on Intelligent Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing, IIH-MSP 2008
Pages1533-1536
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Oct 2008
Event2008 4th International Conference on Intelligent Information Hiding and Multiedia Signal Processing, IIH-MSP 2008 - Harbin, China
Duration: 15 Aug 200817 Aug 2008

Conference

Conference2008 4th International Conference on Intelligent Information Hiding and Multiedia Signal Processing, IIH-MSP 2008
Country/TerritoryChina
CityHarbin
Period15/08/0817/08/08

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Signal Processing

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