Enhancing E-Payment Security through Biometric Based Personal Authentication Using Steganography Scheme – B-PASS

  • Balasubramanian Chelliah
  • S. Geetha
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 420)


Biometrics (or biometric authentication) which is more secure than conventional password based scheme, consists of methods for uniquely recognizing humans based upon one or more intrinsic physical or behavioral traits. Biometrics has become increasingly more valuable as a tool for verifying identities in a new and deeply interconnected national security environment. It plays a major role in almost all e-transactions. These e-transactions require a commitment to secure transactional details, including credit card information of the customers from various attacks such as replay attack, circumvention, repudiation and covert acquisition. To overcome the above mentioned attacks, a system that enhances E-payment security through Biometric PASS (Personal Authentication using Steganography Scheme) has been proposed. In this system a B-PASS card is generated by collecting the user’s fingerprint and pin number during registration, which is later checked during verification phase. Transaction is possible only if all the three components (fingerprint, pin number and B-PASS card) are available and verified to be genuine. This system gives the internet users the confidence to perform e-transactions without the need to worry about the hackers or online shopping frauds.


E-Payment Security E-Commerce Steganography Biometric authentication B-PASS 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Balasubramanian Chelliah
    • 1
  • S. Geetha
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringP.S.R. Rengasamy College of EngineeringSivakasiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Information TechnologyThiagarajar College of EngineeringMaduraiIndia

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