The Fuzzy Vault for fingerprints is Vulnerable to Brute Force Attack

  title={The Fuzzy Vault for fingerprints is Vulnerable to Brute Force Attack},
  author={Preda Mihailescu},
The fuzzy vault approach is one of the best studied and well accepted ideas for binding cryptographic security into biometric authentication. We present in this paper a brute force attack which improves on the one described by T. Charles Clancy et. al. in 2003 in an implementation of the vault for fingerprints. Based on this attack, we show that three implementations of the fingerprint vault are vulnerable and show that the vulnerability cannot be avoided by mere parameter selection in the… CONTINUE READING
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