Transforming animals in a cyber-behavioral biometric menagerie with Frog-Boiling attacks

Zibo Wang, Abdul Serwadda, Kiran S. Balagani, Vir V. Phoha

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Abstract

While recent research has demonstrated how frequent updating of users' templates can enhance the performance of a biometric system, there has not been much work devoted to studying the effects of attacks against template update mechanisms. In this work, we present an attack which stealthily leverages the template update scheme of a keystroke verification system to poison users' templates. Using a publicly accessible dataset and some of the best performing individual and fusion verifiers in keystroke authentication, we show how the attack increases the error rates of the verifiers as it transforms groups of well performing users into ill performing users. In our experiments, depending on the template towards which the attack is made to converge, equal error rates of verifiers increased from between 9.9% and 18.9% to between 19.1% and 63.6% as a result of the attack. Results demonstrated in this paper call for research on new biometric sample attestation and validation techniques to augment template update mechanisms.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 IEEE 5th International Conference on Biometrics
Subtitle of host publicationTheory, Applications and Systems, BTAS 2012
Pages289-296
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Event2012 IEEE 5th International Conference on Biometrics: Theory, Applications and Systems, BTAS 2012 - Arlington, VA, United States
Duration: Sep 23 2012Sep 27 2012

Publication series

Name2012 IEEE 5th International Conference on Biometrics: Theory, Applications and Systems, BTAS 2012

Conference

Conference2012 IEEE 5th International Conference on Biometrics: Theory, Applications and Systems, BTAS 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityArlington, VA
Period09/23/1209/27/12

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