Steganographic Authentication Method for Electronic IDs

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7950)


The current development in electronics and computer science enabled to replace different types of paper or plastic personal documents with their electronic counterparts. The data security and authenticity is of primary concern here. The state-of-the-art protection is provided by PKI (according to ICAO 9303 norm for e-passport), however for older, non-ICAO-compliant documents a mildly-intrusive method of security upgrade should be devised. We achieve this by the application of steganography in order to utilize existing data hosts such as face images. The paper concentrates on the problem of verification of authenticity of the face image associated with some set of personal data.


image steganography digital watermarking document authentication 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Geodesy and CartographyWarsaw University of TechnologyWarsawPoland
  2. 2.Institute of Control and Computation EngineeringWarsaw University of TechnologyWarsawPoland

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