Revealing the secret of FaceHashing

King Hong Cheung, Adams Kong, Dapeng Zhang, Mohamed Kamel, Jia You

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Biometric authentication has attracted substantial attention over the past few years. It has been reported recently that a new technique called FaceHashing, which is proposed for personal authentication using face images, has achieved perfect accuracy and zero equal error rates (EER). In this paper, we are going to reveal that the secret of FaceHashing in achieving zero EER is based on a false assumption. This is done through simulating the claimants' experiments. Thus, we would like to alert the use of "safe" token.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Biometrics - International Conference, ICB 2006, Proceedings
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2006
EventInternational Conference on Biometrics, ICB 2006 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 5 Jan 20067 Jan 2006

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume3832 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferenceInternational Conference on Biometrics, ICB 2006
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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