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Subspace Fuzzy Vault

Type of publication Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Contribution to book (peer-reviewed)
Author Davide Schipani Anna-Lena Joachim Rosenthal, Marshall Kyle, Schipani Davide, Trautmann Anna-Lena, Rosenthal Joachim, Davide Schipani Anna-Lena Joachim Rosenthal , Marshall Kyle , Schipani Davide , Trautmann Anna-Lena , Rosenthal Joachim ,
Project Algebraic Constructions and Decoding of Subspace Codes
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Contribution to book (peer-reviewed)

Book Physical and Data-Link Security Techniques for Future Communication Systems
Editor , Baldi Marco; , Baldi Marco
Publisher Springer International Publishing, Switzerland
Page(s) 163 - 172
ISBN 978-3-319-23609-4
Title of proceedings Physical and Data-Link Security Techniques for Future Communication Systems
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-23609-4_10


Fuzzy vault is a scheme providing secure authentication based on fuzzy matching of sets. A major application is the use of biometric features for authentication, whereby unencrypted storage of these features is not an option because of security concerns. While there is still ongoing research around the practical implementation of such schemes, we propose and analyze here an alternative construction based on subspace codes. This offers some advantages in terms of security, as an eventual discovery of the key does not provide an obvious access to the features. Crucial for an efficient implementation are the computational complexity and the choice of good code parameters. The parameters depend on the particular application, e.g. the biometric feature to be stored and the rate one wants to allow for false acceptance. The developed theory is closely linked to constructions of subspace codes studied in the area of random network coding.