[Resource Topic] 2005/095: Security and Privacy Issues in E-passports

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Security and Privacy Issues in E-passports

Authors: Ari Juels, David Molnar, David Wagner


Within the next year, travelers from dozens of nations may be
carrying a new form of passport in response to a mandate by the
United States government. The e-passport, as it is sometimes
called, represents a bold initiative in the deployment of two new
technologies: Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) and
biometrics. Important in their own right, e-passports are also the
harbinger of a wave of next-generation ID cards: several national
governments plan to deploy identity cards integrating RFID and biometrics for domestic use. We explore the privacy and security implications of this impending worldwide experiment in next-generation authentication technology. We describe privacy and security issues that apply to e-passports, then analyze these issues in the context of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standard for e-passports.

ePrint: https://eprint.iacr.org/2005/095

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