Secure pairing with biometrics

I.R. Buhan, B.J. Boom, J.M. Doumen, Pieter H. Hartel, Raymond N.J. Veldhuis

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    Secure pairing enables two devices that share no prior context with each other to agree upon a security association, which they can use to protect their subsequent communication. Secure pairing offers guarantees of the association partner identity and it should be resistant to eavesdropping and to a man-in the middle attack. We propose the SAfE pairing system, a user friendly solution to this problem. Details are presented along with a discussion of the security features, experimental validation with two types of biometric data (face recognition and hand grip pressure pattern) and a usability analysis for face recognition biometric pairing.
    Original languageUndefined
    Article number10.1504/IJSN.2009.023424
    Pages (from-to)27-42
    Number of pages16
    JournalInternational journal of security and networks
    Issue number1/2
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2009


    • SCS-Cybersecurity
    • Biometrics
    • man-in the middle attacks
    • hand grip pressure pattern
    • secure pairing
    • EWI-15182
    • CR-D.4.6
    • Face Recognition
    • MiTM
    • Security
    • ad-hoc authentication
    • eavesdropping
    • fuzzy extractors
    • biometric data
    • biometric pairing
    • usability analysis
    • METIS-264392
    • IR-65418
    • SCS-Safety

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