Study of Fragile Watermarking to Protect the Fingerprint Database Template
Jitendra Kumar Gothwal1, Ram Singh2
1Jitendra Kumar Gothwal,  Research Scholar, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Sunrise University, Alwar, (Rajasthan), India.
2Dr. Ram Singh, Supervisor,  Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Sunrise University, Alwar, (Rajasthan), India.
Manuscript received on May 25, 2014. | Revised Manuscript received on June 11, 2014. | Manuscript published on June 30, 2014. | PP: 250-254  | Volume-3, Issue-5, June 2014.  | Retrieval Number:  E3249063514/2013©BEIESP

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Abstract: Biometric based authentication, described as the science of recognizing an individual based on physical or behavioral characteristics for identity verification is becoming a security mainstay in much areas. Biometric systems have now been deployed in various commercial, civilian, and forensic applications as a means of establishing identity. Protection of biometric data & templates is gaining interest and crucial issue for the security of biometric systems. Digital watermarking techniques are used to protect the biometric data from either accidental or intentional attacks. These attacks are intended to either circumvent the security afforded by the system or to deter the normal functioning of the system. Thus a protective scheme is needed which will preserve fidelity and prevent alterations. One possible solution to gratify this problem is by using fragile image watermarking techniques which is one of the sub disciplines of watermarking techniques in information hiding domain. This paper proposed one of the information hiding techniques which is called fragile watermarking techniques that will embed a secondary data into the fingerprint images to cater the vulnerability of the images. In this way, the authenticity of the fingerprint images can be established.
Keywords: Biometrics, Fingerprint, Information hiding, Fragile watermarking, Authenticity.