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17 March 2008 A palmprint-based cryptosystem using double encryption
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We propose a novel cryptographic construct incorporating biometrics which insures a secure communication between two channels just by using Palmprint. The cryptosystem utilizes the advantages of both symmetric and asymmetric cryptographic approaches simultaneously; we denote it as double encryption. Any document in communication is first encrypted using symmetric cryptographic approach; the symmetric key involved is then encrypted using Asymmetric approach. Finally, the concept of fuzzy vault is explored to create a secure vault around the asymmetric key. We investigate the possible usage of palmprints in fuzzy vault to develop a user friendly and reliable crypto system. The experimental results from the proposed approach on the real palmprint images suggest its possible usage in an automated palmprint based key generation system.
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Amioy Kumar and Ajay Kumar "A palmprint-based cryptosystem using double encryption", Proc. SPIE 6944, Biometric Technology for Human Identification V, 69440D (17 March 2008);

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