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New biometric databases for palm-vein identification and anti-spoofing

The Idiap Research Institute and Haute Ecole Spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale, Switzerland, just released the VERA palm-vein and VERA spoofing palm-vein databases.

These database are shared with the research community to improve the security of biometric systems as it was shown recently that both finger-vein and palm-vein biometric systems could be vulnerable to spoofing attacks under particular conditions.

The vulnerability to spoofing of palm-vein recognition is shown and discussed in the following paper that will be presented during the next International Conference on Biometrics (ICB) in May 2015:
"On the Vulnerability of Palm Vein Recognition to Spoofing Attacks" P. Tome and S. Marcel