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Title: Analysis of brute-force break-ins of a palmprint authentication system
Authors: Kong, Wai-kin Adams
Zhang, David D.
Kamel, Mohamed
Subjects: Brute-force attack
Palmprint
Passwords
Secure authentication
Issue Date: Oct-2006
Publisher: IEEE
Citation: IEEE Transactions on systems, man, and cybernetics. Part B, Cybernetics, Oct. 2006, v. 36, no. 5, p. 1201-1205.
Abstract: Biometric authentication systems are widely applied because they offer inherent advantages over classical knowledge-based and token-based personal-identification approaches. This has led to the development of products using palmprints as biometric traits and their use in several real applications. However, as biometric systems are vulnerable to replay, database, and brute-force attacks, such potential attacks must be analyzed before biometric systems are massively deployed in security systems. This correspondence proposes a projected multinomial distribution for studying the probability of successfully using brute-force attacks to break into a palmprint system. To validate the proposed model, we have conducted a simulation. Its results demonstrate that the proposed model can accurately estimate the probability. The proposed model indicates that it is computationally infeasible to break into the palmprint system using brute-force attacks.
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Type: Journal/Magazine Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/227
ISSN: 10834419
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