Dictionary Attacks on Biometrics

  • Date and time: Wednesday 16 October 2019, 1.30pm
  • Location: CSE/082, Computer Science Building, Campus East, University of York (Map)
  • Admission: Free admission

Event details

Contrary to the prevailing belief, we show that user authentication based on biometrics is vulnerable to dictionary attacks. We show the problem is particularly significant for partial prints used in smartphones and increasingly adopted for authentication tasks ranging from unlocking the devices screen up to payment authorization. We also show that speaker verification systems are also vulnerable to dictionary attacks. We then discuss ways to mitigate such attacks.

Nasir Memon

New York University Tandon School of Engineering.

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+44 (0)1904 325501
Department of Computer Science, University of York, York YO10 5GH