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Liveness Detection in Biometric Devices

Biometric devices have the potential to provide additional security over traditional security means such as passwords, keys, signatures, photo identification, etc. While biometrics may improve security, biometric systems also have vulnerabilities, such as presentation attacks. One type of presentation attack, sometimes called spoofing, uses artificial fingers made from common materials.

At Clarkson, we are developing liveness detection techniques to protect from spoof attacks. Liveness detection determines if the biometric being captured is an actual measurement from the authorized, live person who is present at the time of capture.
Clarkson University as part of The Center for Identification Technology Research (CITeR) have developed the following resources for liveness detection research: