Title

Towards More Secure Biometric Readers for Effective Digital Forensic Investigation

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2011

Subject: LCSH

Bioinformatics, Biometry, Computer forensics, Cyber forensics

Disciplines

Computer Engineering | Electrical and Computer Engineering | Forensic Science and Technology

Abstract

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.

Comments

Dr. Baggili was appointed to the University of New Haven’s Elder Family Endowed Chair in 2015.

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DOI

10.1007/978-3-642-19513-6_6

Publisher Citation

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