Cam-Wallet: fingerprint-based authentication in M-wallets using embedded cameras

Stanley Okpara, Obinna and Bekaroo, Girish ORCID logoORCID: (2017) Cam-Wallet: fingerprint-based authentication in M-wallets using embedded cameras. Proceedings 2017 IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering and 2017 IEEE Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Europe. In: EEEIC / I&CPS Europe, 06-09 June 2017, Milan, Italy. e-ISBN 9781538639177, pbk-ISBN 9781538639184. [Conference or Workshop Item] (doi:10.1109/eeeic.2017.7977654)


With the financial technology revolution, the days of bringing out cash from well-crafted leather wallets to make payments have begun to phase out and plastic payment cards are no longer being considered as the future of financial services. An important part of this revolution is mobile wallet, which is an application of m-payment that has features similar to a conventional wallet. As mobile wallets or digital wallets have been transforming the execution of customer to merchant transactions, security remains an important concern. Authentication mechanisms in the form of PINs, passwords and pattern codes have not been sufficient to curb the threats. Most recent attempts to rectify this issue involved the application of capacitance-based biometric. Although these efforts have brought about relatively more secure authentication, not all mobile devices are equipped with capacitance sensors and the high cost of the ones equipped presents a problem. The paper proposes an approach where a camera captured fingerprint sample is employed for customer electronic wallet authentication.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science
Item ID: 29773
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Depositing User: Girish Bekaroo
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2020 13:26
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2021 17:45

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