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A genetic tango attack against the David–Prasad RFID ultra?lightweight authentication protocol

Barrero, David, Hernandez-Castro, Julio C., Peris-Lopez, Pedro, Camacho, David (2014) A genetic tango attack against the David–Prasad RFID ultra?lightweight authentication protocol. Expert Systems, 31 (1). pp. 9-19. ISSN 0266-4720. (doi:10.1111/j.1468-0394.2012.00652.x) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:45299)

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Abstract

Radio frequency identification (RFID) is a powerful technology that enables wireless information storage and control in an economical way. These properties have generated a wide range of applications in different areas. Due to economic and technological constrains, RFID devices are seriously limited, having small or even tiny computational capabilities. This issue is particularly challenging from the security point of view. Security protocols in RFID environments have to deal with strong computational limitations, and classical protocols cannot be used in this context. There have been several attempts to overcome these limitations in the form of new lightweight security protocols designed to be used in very constrained (sometimes called ultra-lightweight) RFID environments. One of these proposals is the David–Prasad ultra-lightweight authentication protocol. This protocol was successfully attacked using a cryptanalysis technique named Tango attack. The capacity of the attack depends on a set of boolean approximations. In this paper, we present an enhanced version of the Tango attack, named Genetic Tango attack, that uses Genetic Programming to design those approximations, easing the generation of automatic cryptanalysis and improving its power compared to a manually designed attack. Experimental results are given to illustrate the effectiveness of this new attack.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/j.1468-0394.2012.00652.x
Uncontrolled keywords: RFID;ultra-lightweight cryptography;genetic programming;security;tango attack
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: 22 Nov 2014 00:34 UTC
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2020 04:06 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/45299 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Hernandez-Castro, Julio C.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6432-5328
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