A Novel Approach to Secure Biometric Template with Steganography

Sukhdev Singh, Chander Kant


Security is a major concern in today's modern era because the frauds are increasing day by day. Biometric systems are used for security applications to access the control in many fields. Biometric systems, like all systems have vulnerabilities. Many attacks are possible on biometric templates also, to secure it from these attacks a novel approach is presented to make biometric template more secure by using steganography technique. Steganography is an art and science of embedding or hiding data in an image. In this paper, we have used the steganography technique for embedding the biometric template bits into a cover image. Cover image is divided into blocks of equal size and then converted biometric template into bit form and it is embedded into the central pixel of the block using cyclic combination method (CCM) steganography. It provides the more security to the biometric template with minimum deficiency in cover image that cannot be perceived by human eye.


Biometric, Steganography, Pseudo Random Number Generator, Cover Image, Stego-image.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.26483/ijarcs.v8i5.3576


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