A Lightweight Authentication Protocol Scheme for RFID Security
WEI Guoheng1,2, ZHANG Huanguo1† 1. School of Computer, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, Hubei, China; 2. Information Security Department, Naval University of Engineering, Wuhan 430033, Hubei, China
Lightweight and safety are two essential features for large-scale application of radio frequency identification (RFID) tags. Based on the analysis of potential safety problem of RFID and the characteristics of existing typical authentication protocol, a new low-cost RFID tags authentication protocol was proposed. The performance of the new protocol was analyzed. The results show that the protocol can resist replay attacks and concurrent attacks and has nontracking, authenticity, and service availability. In addition, the protocol can also reduce the storage of tags and computation burden to meet the application requirements of low-cost tags.
Key words: low-cost tags; radio frequency identification (RFID); security protocol; authentication
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