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    • ISSN: 1793-8236 (Online)
    • Abbreviated Title Int. J. Eng. Technol.
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    • DOI: 10.7763/IJET
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IJET 2012 Vol.4(5): 617-621 ISSN: 1793-8236
DOI: 10.7763/IJET.2012.V4.445

Security Issues on Identity Card in Malaysia

Yap Ai Kee, Yeoh Choo Nee, Leau Yu Beng, and Tan Soo Fun

Abstract——A national identity card is an easy carry document, typically a plasticized card that citizen is required to carry as a means of confirming themselves. In Malaysia, MyKad is been introduced with using 12 digits characters system producing identification number as our personality number. MyKad is government-issued all-in-one smartcard which performs a wide range of functions such as data processing, storage and file management which’s an ambitious project as Malaysia is a pioneer in deploying smart ID technology. However, implementation of MyKad have raised concerns about the privacy risks and criticized the lack of public consultation about the MyKad. Thus, security issues and the countermeasure of MyKad and MyID are the subject matter of this paper.

Index Terms—Identity card, information privacy, unauthorized use, security.

Yap Ai Kee, Yeoh Choo Nee and Leau Yu Beng are with the School of Informatics Science in Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Labuan International Campus, 87000 Labuan F. T., Malaysia (e-mail: leauyubeng@gmail.com).
Tan Soo Fun is with the School of Engineering and Information Technology in Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Jln UMS, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, 88400, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia (e-mail: soofun4818@yahoo.com).


Cite: Yap Ai Kee, Yeoh Choo Nee, Leau Yu Beng, and Tan Soo Fun, "Security Issues on Identity Card in Malaysia,"      International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 4, no. 5, pp. 617-621, 2012.

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