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Paper: A Note on the Relay Attacks on e-passports: The Case of Czech e-passports

Authors:
Martin Hlavac
Tomas Rosa
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URL: http://eprint.iacr.org/2007/244
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Abstract: The threat of relay attacks on authentication protocols is often well recognized, especially for contactless applications like RFID chips. It is, therefore, a bit surprising to meet an implementation that actually encourages rather than eliminates these attacks. We present our experimental observations concerning Czech e-passports. These show clearly an inherent weakness rooted in lower layers of ISO 14443. As the behavior is unavoidable, it induces a question on whether the e-passport should not have used a different communication protocol or authentication scheme.
BibTeX
@misc{eprint-2007-13525,
  title={A Note on the Relay Attacks on e-passports: The Case of Czech e-passports},
  booktitle={IACR Eprint archive},
  keywords={implementation / RFID, e-passport, relay attack},
  url={http://eprint.iacr.org/2007/244},
  note={ hlavm1am@artax.karlin.mff.cuni.cz 13688 received 19 Jun 2007, last revised 24 Jun 2007},
  author={Martin Hlavac and Tomas Rosa},
  year=2007
}