An Ultra Light Authentication Protocol Resistant to Passive Attacks under the Gen-2 Specification

Peris-Lopez, Pedro and Hernandez-Castro, Julio C. and Estevez Tapiador, Juan and Ribagorda, Arturo (2009) An Ultra Light Authentication Protocol Resistant to Passive Attacks under the Gen-2 Specification. Journal of Information Science and Engineering, 25 (1). pp. 33-57. ISSN 1530-9827. (Access to this publication is restricted)

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Abstract

Low-cost Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags are devices with very limited computational capability, in which only 250-4K logic gates can be devoted to security-related tasks. Classical cryptographic primitives such as block ciphers or hash functions are well beyond the computational capabilities of low-cost RFID tags, as ratified by the EPCglobal Class-1 Gen-2 RFID specification. Moreover, the Gen-2 RFID specification does not pay due attention to security. For this reason, an efficient Ultra Light Authentication Protocol (ULAP) is proposed in this paper. This new scheme offers an adequate security level against passive attacks, and is compliant with Gen-2 RFID specification.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: EPC Class-1 Gen-2 specification; Mutual authentication; Privacy; Pseudonym; Reader; RFID; Security; Tag
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 13:23
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2013 16:28
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/31953 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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