A secure distance-based RFID identification protocol with an off-line back-end database

Peris-Lopez, Pedro and Orfila, Agustin and Palomar, Esther and Hernandez-Castro, Julio C. (2012) A secure distance-based RFID identification protocol with an off-line back-end database. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 16 (3). pp. 351-365. ISSN 1617-4909. (Access to this publication is restricted)

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Abstract

The design of a secure RFID identification scheme is a thought-provoking challenge, and this paper deals with this problem adopting a groundbreaking approach. The proposed protocol, called Noent, is based on cryptographic puzzles to avoid the indiscriminate disclose of the confidential information stored on tags and on an innovative role reversal distance-bounding protocol to distinguish between honest and rogue readers. The protocol provides moderate privacy protection (data and location) to single tags but its effectiveness increases hugely when it is used to protect a large population of tags (e.g., protection against inventory disclosure). Moreover, in comparison with classical approaches, Noent does not require an online database, which facilitates key updating and mitigates desynchronization attacks.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Cryptographic puzzles; Distance-bounding protocols; Privacy; RFID security; Traceability; WSBC
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Security Group
Depositing User: Julio Hernandez-Castro
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2012 12:45
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2013 15:22
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/31942 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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