A Dynamic Security Protocol for Face Recognition Systems Using Seismic Waves

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Sheela Shankar 1,* V.R Udupi 2

1. Department of Electronics & Communication Engg, KLE Dr. M. S. Sheshgiri CET, Udyambag, Belgaum-590008, Karnataka, India

2. Department of Electronics & Communication Engg, Gogte Institute of Technology, Belgaum-590008, Karnataka, India

* Corresponding author.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijigsp.2015.04.03

Received: 6 Nov. 2014 / Revised: 19 Dec. 2014 / Accepted: 3 Feb. 2015 / Published: 8 Mar. 2015

Index Terms

Face Recognition, Pseudo-Random Number Generator, Seismic waves, True Random Number Generator


Face recognition system is one of the robust means of authentication. It involves comparing the faces of an individual against a set of images in the training database. Thus the security issues pertaining to the training database is very critical. This paper aims at providing security to the images in the training database by empowering the encryption algorithms using a secure Random Number Generator (RNG). To facilitate this, the seismic waves are used as seeds to drive the Pseudo-Random Number Generators (PRNGs). The efficiency of seismic waves as a True Random Number Generator (TRNG) was evaluated using two statistical suites. Also, the proposed TRNG is compared against other existing RNGs. It was found that the degree of randomness rendered by the proposed system was in good agreement like the other existing generators. The proposed system was found to be cost-effective, portable and easy to maintain.

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Sheela Shankar, V.R Udupi,"A Dynamic Security Protocol for Face Recognition Systems Using Seismic Waves", IJIGSP, vol.7, no.4, pp.28-34, 2015. DOI: 10.5815/ijigsp.2015.04.03


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