Token-Based Fingerprint Authentication

Author(s): Tai P. Chen, Wei-Yun Yau, Xudong Jiang

Journal Name: Recent Patents on Computer Science (Discontinued)

Volume 2 , Issue 1 , 2009


There are several shortcomings with the traditional token based authentication using magnetic strip card with PIN/password protection such as easy to duplicate and from forgotten to stolen password etc. Fingerprint authentication is more secure and is a convenient replacement of PIN/password. With the advancement in the microprocessor technology for token such as smartcard and fingerprint authentication technology, token based fingerprint authentication becomes a viable alternative to replace the existing magnetic strip card with PIN/password protection. In this paper, an overview of the token-based fingerprint authentication will be given and a review of the recent publications and patents will be presented.

Keywords: Authentication, biometrics, fingerprint, identification, verification, smartcard

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Year: 2009
Page: [50 - 58]
Pages: 9
DOI: 10.2174/2213275910902010050

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