Fingerprint Synthesis and Spoof Detection

  • Annalisa Franco
  • Davide Maltoni

This chapter addresses two topical issues in the field of fingerprint-based biometric systems: fingerprint template reverse-engineering, that is, the synthesis of fingerprint images starting from minutiae-based templates; and fake fingerprint detection, that is, discriminating between real and fake fingerprint impressions, the latter generated by artificial reproductions of a finger. After a brief review of the current state of the art, two innovative techniques are discussed in detail: a reconstruction approach able to synthesize a valid fingerprint image from an ISO 19794-2 template and a fake fingerprint detection method based on analysis of the finger odor.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Annalisa Franco
    • 1
  • Davide Maltoni
    • 2
  1. 1.C.d.L. Scienze dell’InformazioneUniversitá di BolognaItaly
  2. 2.Scienze dell’InformazioneUniversitá di BolognaItaly

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