Evolution of Electronic Passport Scheme using Cryptographic Protocol along with Biometrics Authentication System

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V.K. Narendira Kumar 1,2,* B. Srinivasan

1. Department of Information Technology, Gobichettipalayam – 638 453, Erode District, Tamil Nadu, India

2. Department of Computer Science, Gobi Arts & Science College (Autonomous), Gobichettipalayam – 638 453, Erode District, Tamil Nadu, India

* Corresponding author.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijcnis.2012.02.08

Received: 24 May 2011 / Revised: 15 Sep. 2011 / Accepted: 7 Nov. 2011 / Published: 8 Mar. 2012

Index Terms

Biometrics, E-Passport, Face, Fingerprint, Palm print, Iris


Millions of citizens around the world have already acquired their new electronic passport. The e-passport is equipped with contactless chip which stores personal data of the passport holder, information about the passport and the issuing institution, as well as with a multiple biometrics enabling cryptographic functionality. Countries are required to build a Public Key Infrastructure, biometric and Radio Frequency Identification to support various cryptographic, as this is considered the basic tools to prove the authenticity and integrity of the Machine Readable Travel Documents. The large-scale worldwide PKI is construction, by means of bilateral trust relationships between Countries. Investigate the good practices, which are essential for the establishment of a global identification scheme based on e-passports. The paper explores the privacy and security implications of this impending worldwide experiment in biometrics authentication technology.

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V.K. Narendira Kumar, B. Srinivasan, "Evolution of Electronic Passport Scheme using Cryptographic Protocol along with Biometrics Authentication System", International Journal of Computer Network and Information Security(IJCNIS), vol.4, no.2, pp.50-58, 2012. DOI:10.5815/ijcnis.2012.02.08


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