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An Application of the Boneh and Shacham Group Signature Scheme to Biometric Authentication

Julien Bringer 1 Hervé Chabanne 1 David Pointcheval 2, 3 Sébastien Zimmer 2, 3
3 CASCADE - Construction and Analysis of Systems for Confidentiality and Authenticity of Data and Entities
DI-ENS - Département d'informatique de l'École normale supérieure, Inria Paris-Rocquencourt, CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique : UMR 8548
Abstract : We introduce a new way for generating strong keys from biometric data. Contrary to popular belief, this leads us to biometric keys which are easy to obtain and renew. Our solution is based on two-factor authentication: a low-cost card and a biometric trait are involved. Following the Boneh and Shacham group signature construction, we introduce a new biometric-based remote authentication scheme. Surprisingly, for ordinary uses no in- teractions with a biometric database are needed in this scheme. As a side effect of our proposal, privacy of users is easily obtained while it can possibly be removed, for instance under legal warrant.
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Julien Bringer, Hervé Chabanne, David Pointcheval, Sébastien Zimmer. An Application of the Boneh and Shacham Group Signature Scheme to Biometric Authentication. The 3rd International Workshop on Security (IWSEC '08), 2008, Kagawa, Japon, Japan. pp.219--230. ⟨inria-00419151⟩



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