NIST Interagency Report (NISTIR) 7290 Fingerprint Identification and Mobile Handheld Devices: An Overview and Implementation
Enabling adequate user authentication is the first line of defense against unauthorized use of an unattended, lost, or stolen handheld device. This report describes using fingerprint identification on handheld devices. Two types of solutions are described: one that uses the computational capabilities of the handheld device to authenticate a user's fingerprints, the other that uses the computational capabilities of a specialized processor to offload processing by the handheld device. Details of the design and implementation of both solutions are provided.