THE SIXTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FORENSIC COMPUTER SCIENCE
Print ISBN 978-85-65069-07-6 - Online ISBN 978-85-65069-05-2, pp 62-67
DOI: 10.5769/C2011006 and http://dx.doi.org/10.5769/C2011006
Evaluating the security of the Brazilian ePassport - Brute force attack on the BAC protocol
By Ivo Carvalho Peixinho, and Auto Tavares da Camara Júnior
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This work evaluates the feasibility of performing a brute force attack on a Brazilian electronic passport in an attempt to find the correct key for the BAC protocol and to be able to read the contents, including biometric information. It is assumed that the attacker has some standard tools, like a common reader, a portable computer and open source software for reading electronic passports. The attack model uses a skimming technique, where the passport is not in use and is near the attacker for enough time to be able to perform the attack.
ePassport; BAC; brute force;
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