Towards More Secure Biometric Readers for Effective Digital Forensic Investigation
Bioinformatics, Biometry, Computer forensics, Cyber forensics
Computer Engineering | Electrical and Computer Engineering | Forensic Science and Technology
This paper investigates the effect of common network attacks on the performance, and security of several biometric readers. Experiments are conducted using Denial of Service attacks (DoSs) and the ARP cache poisoning attack. The experiments show that the tested biometric readers are vulnerable to DoS attacks, and their recognition performance is significantly affected after launching the attacks. However, the experiments show that the tested biometric readers are secure from the ARP cache poisoning attack. This work demonstrates that biometric readers are easy targets for malicious network users, lack basic security mechanisms, and are vulnerable to common attacks. The confidentiality, and integrity of the log files in the biometric readers, could be compromised with such attacks. It then becomes important to study these attacks in order to find flags that could aid in a network forensic investigation of a biometric device.
Trabelsi, Zouheir; Al-Hemairy, Mohamed; Baggili, Ibrahim; and Amin, Saad, "Towards More Secure Biometric Readers for Effective Digital Forensic Investigation" (2011). Electrical & Computer Engineering and Computer Science Faculty Publications. 19.
Trabelsi, Z., Al-Hemairy, M., Baggili, I., & Amin, S. (2011). Towards More Secure Biometric Readers for Effective Digital Forensic Investigation. In Baggili, Ibrahim, ed. Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime: Second International ICST Conference, ICDF2C 2010, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, October 4-6, 2010, Revised Selected Papers, pp. 65-77. Springer Berlin Heidelberg ISBN: 978-3-642-19513-6