A method of reconstructing biometric face image templates of a face recognition system (FRS) using the match scores or distances provided by the FRS. The match scores represent the distance between a image introduced to the FRS and the unknown image template stored in the FRS. The present method uses an affine transformation approximating the unknown algorithm within the FRS and the match scores provided by the FRS to determine the coordinates of the unknown target template. The coordinates of the unknown target template are then applied to a pseudo-inversion of the affine transformation to produce a reconstructed image template of the unknown target. This reconstructed image template can then be used to ‘break-in’ to the FRS.
Mohanty, Pranab; Sarkar, Sudeep; and Kasturi, Rangachar, "Reconstruction of biometric image templates using match scores" (2012). USF Patents. 317.
University of South Florida