Biometric Systems under Morphing Attacks: Assessment of Morphing Techniques and Vulnerability Reporting

Ulrich Scherhag, Andreas Nautsch, Christian Rathgeb, Marta Gomez-Barrero, Raymond N.J. Veldhuis, Luuk Spreeuwers, Maikel Schils, Davide Maltoni, Patrick Grother, Sebastien Marcel, Ralph Breithaupt, Raghavendra Ramachandra, Christoph Busch

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    Abstract

    With the widespread deployment of biometric recognition systems, the interest in attacking these systems is increasing. One of the easiest ways to circumvent a biometric recognition system are so-called presentation attacks, in which artefacts are presented to the sensor to either impersonate another subject or avoid being recognised. In the recent past, the vulnerabilities of biometric systems to so-called morphing attacks have been unveiled. In such attacks, biometric samples of multiple subjects are merged in the signal or feature domain, in order to allow a successful verification of all contributing subjects against the morphed identity. Being a recent area of research, there is to date no standardised manner to evaluate the vulnerability of biometric systems to these attacks. Hence, it is not yet possible to establish a common benchmark between different morph detection algorithms. In this paper, we tackle this issue proposing new metrics for vulnerability reporting, which build upon our joint experience in researching this challenging attack scenario. In addition, recommendations on the assessment of morphing techniques and morphing detection metrics are given.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2017 International Conference of the Biometrics Special Interest Group, BIOSIG 2017
    PublisherGesellschaft für Informatik
    ISBN (Electronic)9783885796640
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 28 Sep 2017
    Event16th International Conference of the Biometrics Special Interest Group 2017 - Darmstadt, Germany
    Duration: 20 Sep 201722 Sep 2017
    Conference number: 16
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    Conference

    Conference16th International Conference of the Biometrics Special Interest Group 2017
    Abbreviated titleBIOSIG 2017
    CountryGermany
    CityDarmstadt
    Period20/09/1722/09/17
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    Keywords

    • Attack Detection
    • Biometrics
    • Morphing
    • Performance Reporting

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    Scherhag, U., Nautsch, A., Rathgeb, C., Gomez-Barrero, M., Veldhuis, R. N. J., Spreeuwers, L., ... Busch, C. (2017). Biometric Systems under Morphing Attacks: Assessment of Morphing Techniques and Vulnerability Reporting. In 2017 International Conference of the Biometrics Special Interest Group, BIOSIG 2017 [8053499] Gesellschaft für Informatik. https://doi.org/10.23919/BIOSIG.2017.8053499