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Attacking a smartphone biometric fingerprint system:a novice’s approach

Blanco Gonzalo, R., Corsetti, B, Goicoechea-Telleria, I., Husseis, A, Liu-Jimenez, J., Sanchez-Reillo, R., Eglitis, Teodors, Ellavarason, Elakkiya, Guest, Richard, Lunerti, Chiara, and others. (2018) Attacking a smartphone biometric fingerprint system:a novice’s approach. In: 2018 International Carnahan Conference on Security Technology (ICCST). IEEE ICCST 2018. International Carnahan Conference on Security Technology . IEEE ISBN 978-1-5386-7931-9. (doi:10.1109/CCST.2018.8585726) (KAR id:69851)

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Biometric systems on mobile devices are an

increasingly ubiquitous method for identity verification. The

majority of contemporary devices have an embedded fingerprint

sensor which may be used for a variety of transactions including

unlock a device or sanction a payment. In this study we explore

how easy it is to successfully attack a fingerprint system using a

fake finger manufactured from commonly available materials.

Importantly our attackers were novices to producing the fingers

and were also constrained by time. Our study shows the relative

ease that modern devices can be attacked and the material

combinations that lead to these attacks.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Proceeding)
DOI/Identification number: 10.1109/CCST.2018.8585726
Uncontrolled keywords: biometric systems, fingerprints, spoofing, attack assessments
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Depositing User: Richard Guest
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2018 14:49 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:59 UTC
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