A hidden mutual authentication protocol for low-cost RFID tags

Jung Shian Li, Kun Hsuan Liu

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Radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology enables the identification and tracking of objects by means of the wireless signals emitted by a tag attached to the objects of interest. Without adequate protection, however, malicious attackers can easily eavesdrop, scan or forge the information within the tag, thereby threatening the integrity of the system. Previous research has shown that the basic security requirements of RFID systems, i.e. identity authentication, information privacy and location privacy, can be satisfied using conventional cryptographic components. However, such components are expensive, and therefore conflict with the general requirement for low-cost tag designs. Accordingly, this paper presents a low-cost challenge-response security protocol designated as the hidden mutual authentication protocol (HMAP) to accomplish both a mutual authentication capability between the tag and the reader and information privacy. The results show that HMAP provides an efficient means of concealing the authentication messages exchanged between the tag and the reader and is robust toward replay attacks. In addition, it is shown that HMAP is easily extended to provide complete location privacy by utilizing a hash function to generate different tag identifiers in each authentication session.

頁(從 - 到)1196-1211
期刊International Journal of Communication Systems
出版狀態Published - 2011 9月

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 電腦網路與通信
  • 電氣與電子工程


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