Int. J. of Information Technology and Management   »   2012 Vol.11, No.1/2

 

 

Title: Identities, forgeries and disguises

 

Author: Gerard Chollet, Patrick Perrot, Walid Karam, Chafic Mokbel, Sanjay Kanade, Dijana Petrovska-Delacret

 

Addresses:
CNRS-LTCI, Telecom ParisTech, 46 Rue Barrault, 75634 Paris Cedex 13, France.
CNRS-LTCI, Telecom ParisTech, 46 Rue Barrault, 75634 Paris Cedex 13, France.
Departments of Computer Science and Computer Engineering, University of Balamand, Al-Kurah, Lebanon.
Departments of Computer Science and Computer Engineering, University of Balamand, Al-Kurah, Lebanon.
Institut Telecom, Telecom SudParis, 9 Rue Charles Fourier, 91011 Evry Cedex, France.
Institut Telecom, Telecom SudParis, 9 Rue Charles Fourier, 91011 Evry Cedex, France

 

Abstract: The preservation of your identity could become a major concern. In many situations, you need to claim an identity and this claim needs to be verified somehow. The technology called biometrics may help. But, what if a deliberate impostor claims your identity? Will this forgery be always detected? Biometric identity verification is imperfect. This paper reviews some of the techniques that a deliberate impostor could use to defeat a biometric verification system. It focuses on audio-visual forgeries using voice conversion and face animation. It also describes identity disguise as a means of falsifying and concealing one's identity. The recovery of an identity and cancellable biometrics are also useful techniques to protect from identity theft. Such techniques could also find useful applications in multimedia.

 

Keywords: identity verification; forgery; audio-visual imposture; voice conversion; face animation; identity disguise; identity recovery; cancellable biometrics; security; privacy.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJITM.2012.044070

 

Int. J. of Information Technology and Management, 2012 Vol.11, No.1/2, pp.138 - 152

 

Available online: 01 Dec 2011

 

 

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