An on-line secure e-passport protocol

Pasupathinathan, Vijayakrishnan, Pieprzyk, Josef, & Wang , Huaxiong (2008) An on-line secure e-passport protocol. Lecture Notes in Computer Science : Information Security Practice and Experience, 4991, pp. 14-28.

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The first generation e-passport standard is proven to be insecure and prone to various attacks. To strengthen, the European Union (EU) has proposed an Extended Access Control (EAC) mechanism for e-passports that intends to provide better security in protecting biometric information of the e-passport bearer. But, our analysis shows, the EU proposal fails to address many security and privacy issues that are paramount in implementing a strong security mechanism. In this paper we propose an on-line authentication mechanism for electronic passports that addresses the weakness in existing implementations, of both The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and EU. Our proposal utilises ICAO PKI implementation, thus requiring very little modifications to the existing infrastructure which is already well established.

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ID Code: 70396
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference, ISPEC 2008 Sydney, Australia, April 21-23, 2008
Keywords: Data Encryption , Computer Communication Networks , Systems and Data Security , Information Storage and Retrieval
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-79104-1_2
ISSN: 0302-9743
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Deposited On: 23 Apr 2014 05:24
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2014 01:04

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