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Attacks on and countermeasures for two RFID protocols

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posted on 2017-10-01, 00:00 authored by X Chen, T Cao, Robin Ram Mohan DossRobin Ram Mohan Doss, J Zhai
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology is expected to play a key role in the Internet of Things (IoT) and has applications in a wide variety of domains ranging from automation to healthcare systems. Therefore, the security and privacy of RFID communication is critical. In this paper, we analyze two recent RFID protocols proposed by researchers. Specifically we show that the ownership transfer protocol proposed by Wang et al., is vulnerable to tracing attacks while the mutual authentication protocol proposed by Cho et al. is vulnerable to key disclosure and backward traceable attacks. We propose secure improvements to these protocols to address the vulnerabilities, and improve the scalability of these schemes making them suitable for large-scale deployments.

History

Journal

Wireless personal communications

Volume

96

Pagination

5825-5848

Location

New York, N.Y.

ISSN

0929-6212

eISSN

1572-834X

Language

eng

Publication classification

C Journal article, C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2017, Springer Science+Business Media New York

Issue

4

Publisher

Springer Science+Business Media