Mutual authentication with malware protection for a RFID system

Biplob, Ray, Chowdhury, Morshed U. and Pham, Thao 2010, Mutual authentication with malware protection for a RFID system, in ITS 2010 : Proceedings of the Annual International Conference on Information Technology Security, Global Science & Technology Forum (GSTF), Singapore, pp. 24-29.

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Title Mutual authentication with malware protection for a RFID system
Author(s) Biplob, Ray
Chowdhury, Morshed U.
Pham, Thao
Conference name Annual International Conference on Information Technology Security (2010 : Phuket, Thailand)
Conference location Phuket, Thailand
Conference dates 29-30 Nov. 2010
Title of proceedings ITS 2010 : Proceedings of the Annual International Conference on Information Technology Security
Editor(s) Sajeev, A.S.M.
Publication date 2010
Conference series Information Technology Security International Conference
Start page 24
End page 29
Total pages 6
Publisher Global Science & Technology Forum (GSTF)
Place of publication Singapore
Keyword(s) RFID
malware
privacy
authentication
untraceability
cloning
rogue reader
reader protocol
Summary Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) system is a remote identification technology which is taking the place of barcodes to become electronic tags of an object. However, its radio transmission nature is making it vulnerable in terms of security. Recently, research proposed that an RFID tag can contain malicious code which might spread viruses, worms and other exploits to middleware and back-end systems. This paper is proposing a framework which will provide protection from malware and ensure the data privacy of a tag. The framework will use a sanitization technique with a mutual authentication in the reader level. This will ensure that any malicious code in the tag is identified. If the tag is infected by malicious code it will stop execution of the code in the RFIF system. Here shared unique parameters are used for authentication. It will be capable of protecting an RFID system from denial of service (DOS) attack, forward security and rogue reader better than existing protocols. The framework is introducing a layer concept on a smart reader to reduce coupling between different tasks. Using this framework, the RFID system will be protected from malware and also the privacy of the tag will be ensured.
Notes Awarded best research paper award
ISBN 9789810876548
Language eng
Field of Research 080303 Computer System Security
Socio Economic Objective 890206 Internet Hosting Services (incl. Application Hosting Services)
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
HERDC collection year 2010
Copyright notice ©2010, GSTF
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30034540

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