Science & Engineering Research Support soCiety (SERSC)
E-passports are issued to the citizens by many countries with biometric data like face, fingerprint and iris for foolproof identification. A first generation standard for E-passport was proposed by international civil aviation organization. Due to security flaws in the proposed one, second generation standards with extended access control mechanism was developed. To improve the security of E-passport many proposals are being discussed. This paper suggests a new authentication protocol using customized elliptic curve cryptography to improve the reliability of E-passport.