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An overview of steganography techniques applied to the protection of biometric data

Douglas, M, Bailey, K, Leeney, M and Curran, K (2017) An overview of steganography techniques applied to the protection of biometric data. Multimedia Tools and Applications, 76 . [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1007/s11042-017-5308-3

Abstract

Identification of persons by way of biometric features is an emerging phenomenon. Over the years, biometric recognition has received much attention due to its need for security. Amongst the many existing biometrics, fingerprints are considered to be one of the most practical ones. Techniques such as watermarking and steganography have been used in attempt to improve security of biometric data. Watermarking is the process of embedding information into a carrier file for the protection of ownership/copyright of music, video or image files, whilst steganography is the art of hiding information. This paper presents an overview of steganography techniques applied in the protection of biometric data in fingerprints. It is novel in that we also discuss the strengths and weaknesses of targeted and blind steganalysis strategies for breaking steganography techniques.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:steganography, biometrics, security, watermarking
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Intelligent Systems
Research Institutes and Groups:Computer Science Research Institute > Intelligent Systems Research Centre
Computer Science Research Institute
ID Code:38814
Deposited By: Dr Kevin Curran
Deposited On:23 Oct 2017 09:46
Last Modified:30 Nov 2017 14:57

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