Biometrics are used to help keep users’ data private. There are many different biometric systems, all dealing with a unique attribute of a user, such as fingerprint, face, retina, iris and voice recognition. Fingerprint biometric systems, specifically match-in-database, have universally become the most implemented biometric system. To make these systems more secure, threat models are used to identify potential attacks and ways to mitigate them. This paper introduces a threat model for match-in-database fingerprint authentication systems. It also describes some of the most frequent attacks these systems come across and some possible mitigation efforts that can be adapted to keep the systems more secure.
"Possible Attacks on Match-In-Database Fingerprint Authentication,"
Scholarly Horizons: University of Minnesota, Morris Undergraduate Journal: Vol. 10:
2, Article 7.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.morris.umn.edu/horizons/vol10/iss2/7