Lightweight Props on the Weak Security of EPC Class-1 Generation-2 Standard

Peris-Lopez, Pedro and Li, Tieyan and Hernandez-Castro, Julio C. (2010) Lightweight Props on the Weak Security of EPC Class-1 Generation-2 Standard. IEICE Transactions on information and systems, E93-D (3). pp. 518-527. ISSN 1745-1353. (doi: (Full text available)

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In 2006 EPCglobal and the International Organization for Standards (ISO) ratified the EPC Class-1 Generation-2 (Gen-2) [1] and the ISO 18000-6C standards [2], respectively. These efforts represented major advancements in the direction of universal standardization for low-cost RFID tags. However, a cause for concern is that security issues do not seem to be properly addressed. In this paper, we propose a new lightweight RFID tag-reader mutual authentication scheme for use under the EPCglobal framework. The scheme is based on previous work by Konidala and Kim [3]. We attempt to mitigate the weaknesses observed in the original scheme and, at the same time, consider other possible adversarial threats as well as constraints on low-cost RFID tags requirements.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Authentication; EPC Class-1 Gen-2 standard; Lightweight cryptographic primitives; RFID; Security
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing > Security Group
Depositing User: Julio Hernandez-Castro
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2012 13:00 UTC
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2013 15:39 UTC
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