Biometric Passport Validation Scheme using Radio Frequency Identification

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

1. Department of Information Technology, Gobi Arts & Science College (Autonomous), 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.


Received: 14 Jul. 2012 / Revised: 8 Nov. 2012 / Accepted: 26 Jan. 2013 / Published: 8 Apr. 2013

Index Terms

Biometrics, Passport, Face, Fingerprint, Palmprint, Iris, Radio Frequency Identification


Biometric passports issued nowadays have an embedded RFID chip that carries digitally signed biometric information. This RIFD chip is integrated into the cover of a passport, called a biometric passport. Electronic passports as it is sometimes called, represents a bold initiative in the deployment of two new technologies: RIFD and biometrics such as face, fingerprints, palm prints and iris. The electronic passport is the privacy and security risks that arise by embedding RFID technology. The goal of the adoption of the biometric passport is not only to expedite processing at border crossings, but also to increase security. Policymakers have put their faith in the technological promise of biometric identification because absolute identification could eliminate mismatched computer records and stolen identities.

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V.K. Narendira Kumar, B. Srinivasan, "Biometric Passport Validation Scheme using Radio Frequency Identification", International Journal of Computer Network and Information Security(IJCNIS), vol.5, no.5, pp.30-39, 2013. DOI:10.5815/ijcnis.2013.05.04


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