Multiple Attacks on Authentication Protocols for Low-Cost RFID Tags

Zeeshan Bilal, Keith M. Martin, Qasim Saeed

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In this paper, we present a security analysis of two authentication protocols SIDRFID and DIDRFID, proposed for low-cost RFID systems. These protocols are considered to employ ultra-lightweight functions and are very efficient. However, we demonstrate design flaws that result in full secret disclosure in both protocols. These disclosure attacks undermine the security of both protocols. Further analysis highlights additional attacks including traceability and reader impersonation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)561-569
Number of pages9
JournalApplied Mathematics and Information Sciences
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2015

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