On the Vulnerability of Iris-Based Systems to a Software Attack Based on a Genetic Algorithm
edited by: Luis Alvarez, Marta Mejail, Luis Gomez, Julio Jacobo
The vulnerabilities of a standard iris verification system to a novel indirect attack based on a binary genetic algorithm are studied. The experiments are carried out on the iris subcorpus of the publicly available BioSecure DB. The attack has shown a remarkable performance, thus proving the lack of robustness of the tested system to this type of threat. Furthermore, the consistency of the bits of the iris code is analysed, and a second working scenario discarding the fragile bits is then tested as a possible countermeasure against the proposed attack.