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A novel Method for Securing Online Databases

A novel Method for Securing Online Databases
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Author(s): Stephanos Mavromoustakos (Cyprus College, Cyprus)
Copyright: 2007
Pages: 4
Source title: Managing Worldwide Operations and Communications with Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-929-8.ch203
ISBN13: 9781599049298
EISBN13: 9781466665378


In the past few years, we have experienced a rapid increase in the development and usage of Web-based systems. However, a main problem of these systems is the lack of security mechanisms to protect their data especially in cases where high security is required. In this work, we present the architecture of a secure system using voice biometrics. Among the existing security and biometric methods, voice biometrics can be an affordable technology providing high security. The proposed architecture includes a biometric server where the users’ unique set of speech models (voiceprint) is stored. The authentication procedure requests from the user to pronounce a random sequence of digits and after capturing speech and extracting voice features at the client side are sent back to the biometric server. The biometric server decides whether the received features match the stored voiceprint of the user who claims to be, and accordingly grants authentication. By implementing the proposed architecture, online databases are provided with a higher degree of certainty based on the user’s identity.

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