Altered Fingerprints: Analysis and Detection

  title={Altered Fingerprints: Analysis and Detection},
  author={Soweon Yoon and Jianjiang Feng and Anil K. Jain},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence},
The widespread deployment of Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems (AFIS) in law enforcement and border control applications has heightened the need for ensuring that these systems are not compromised. While several issues related to fingerprint system security have been investigated, including the use of fake fingerprints for masquerading identity, the problem of fingerprint alteration or obfuscation has received very little attention. Fingerprint obfuscation refers to the deliberate… CONTINUE READING
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