Zheng, Gang; Li, Wanqing; and Zhan, Ce, 2006, Cryptographic key generation from biometric data using lattice mapping, International Conference on Pattern Recognition, USA: IEEE Computer Society, 513-516.
Crypto-biometric systems are recently emerging as an effective process of key management to address the security weakness of conventional key release systems using passcodes, tokens or pattern recognition based biometrics. This paper presents a lattice mapping based fuzzy commitment method for cryptographic key generation from biometric data. The proposed method not only outputs high entropy keys, but also conceals the original biometric data such that it is impossible to recover the biometric data even when the stored information in the system is open to an attacker. Simulated results have demonstrated that its authentication accuracy is comparable to the well-known k-nearest neighbour classification.