Is Fingerprint Spoofing a Serious Issue?
- Fingerprint scanners are susceptible to spoof attacks, which has been well documented by the biometrics research community.
- The National Science and Technology Council issued the National Biometrics Challenge. In this report, spoof attacks are listed as a major challenge to be addressed by the biometrics research community.
- The Center for Identification Technology Research (CITeR), funded by the National Science Foundation and the biometrics industry, has sponsored two industry competitions on liveness detection, LiveDet2009 and LiveDet2011.
- Standards bodies and industry consortiums such as NIST, ISO, and BSI are developing standards for liveness detection.
A number of technical research papers pertaining to NexID Biometrics’ Liveness Detection technology are available. Click on the links below to download and read these documents.
Spoofing and Anti-Spoofing Measures by Schuckers
Perspiration as a Liveness Detection Test by Parthasaradhi, Derakshani, Hornack, Schuckers
Ridge- and Intensity-Based Liveness Detection by Tan, Schuckers