A lightweight biometric signature scheme for user authentication over networks

Tansu Alpcan, Sinan Kesici, Daniel Bicher, M. Kivanç Mihçak, Christian Bauckhage, S. Ahmet Çamtepe
2008 Proceedings of the 4th international conference on Security and privacy in communication netowrks - SecureComm '08  
We introduce a lightweight biometric solution for user authentication over networks using online handwritten signatures. The algorithm proposed is based on a modified Hausdorff distance and has favorable characteristics such as low computational cost and minimal training requirements. Furthermore, we investigate an information theoretic model for capacity and performance analysis for biometric authentication which brings additional theoretical insights to the problem. A fully functional
more » ... -concept prototype that relies on commonly available off-the-shelf hardware is developed as a client-server system that supports Web services. Initial experimental results show that the algorithm performs well despite its low computational requirements and is resilient against over-theshoulder attacks.
doi:10.1145/1460877.1460920 dblp:conf/securecomm/AlpcanKBMBC08 fatcat:oxrnyyvx7fafdpkpehd3awkv7y