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ARMOR: An anti-counterfeit security mechanism for low cost Radio frequency identification systems

ARMOR: An anti-counterfeit security mechanism for low cost Radio frequency identification systems
ARMOR: An anti-counterfeit security mechanism for low cost Radio frequency identification systems
Counterfeited products are costing the global economy hundreds of billions of dollars annually. Radio frequency identification(RFID) technology provides a promising solution for this problem, wherein each product is fitted with a secure tag, which is difficult to forge. However, RFID technology is faced with numerous security threats, for example, if the communication link between the reader and the tag is compromised, then it will be possible for a malicious adversary to obtain the private data stored on the device. Tag cloning attacks have also been demonstrated to be feasible, which severely undermines the capabilities of the RFID technology to protect against counterfeiting. One solution to this problem is the use of authentication protocol, however, existing schemes do not support mutual authentication and are still vulnerable to tag cloning attacks. In this paper, a new security mechanism is proposed, which consists of a lightweight three-flights-mutual authentication protocol and an-anti-counterfeit tag design. The proposed solution is based on combining the Rabin encryption scheme with physically unclonable functions (PUF) technology. The protocol security is formally analysed and compares favorably with existing schemes. Our results show that the proposed design is up-to 50% more area-efficient compared to those based on Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC).
Authentication, Encryption, Mutual Authentication, Physically Unclonable Function, Protocols, Public key, RFID, Rabin Cryptosystem, Radiofrequency identification
2168-6750
Do, Viet-Hoa
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Yilmaz, Yildiran
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Halak, Basel
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Do, Viet-Hoa
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Yilmaz, Yildiran
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Halak, Basel
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Do, Viet-Hoa, Yilmaz, Yildiran and Halak, Basel (2020) ARMOR: An anti-counterfeit security mechanism for low cost Radio frequency identification systems. IEEE Transaction on Emerging Topics in Computing. (doi:10.1109/TETC.2020.2964435).

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Abstract

Counterfeited products are costing the global economy hundreds of billions of dollars annually. Radio frequency identification(RFID) technology provides a promising solution for this problem, wherein each product is fitted with a secure tag, which is difficult to forge. However, RFID technology is faced with numerous security threats, for example, if the communication link between the reader and the tag is compromised, then it will be possible for a malicious adversary to obtain the private data stored on the device. Tag cloning attacks have also been demonstrated to be feasible, which severely undermines the capabilities of the RFID technology to protect against counterfeiting. One solution to this problem is the use of authentication protocol, however, existing schemes do not support mutual authentication and are still vulnerable to tag cloning attacks. In this paper, a new security mechanism is proposed, which consists of a lightweight three-flights-mutual authentication protocol and an-anti-counterfeit tag design. The proposed solution is based on combining the Rabin encryption scheme with physically unclonable functions (PUF) technology. The protocol security is formally analysed and compares favorably with existing schemes. Our results show that the proposed design is up-to 50% more area-efficient compared to those based on Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC).

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Accepted/In Press date: 2020
e-pub ahead of print date: 7 January 2020
Additional Information: Publisher Copyright: IEEE Copyright: Copyright 2020 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.
Keywords: Authentication, Encryption, Mutual Authentication, Physically Unclonable Function, Protocols, Public key, RFID, Rabin Cryptosystem, Radiofrequency identification

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Local EPrints ID: 437405
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/437405
ISSN: 2168-6750
PURE UUID: d08bb7ef-f200-4662-a262-d183670a4808
ORCID for Yildiran Yilmaz: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-5337-6090
ORCID for Basel Halak: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-3470-7226

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Date deposited: 29 Jan 2020 17:33
Last modified: 15 Sep 2021 01:58

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Author: Viet-Hoa Do
Author: Yildiran Yilmaz ORCID iD
Author: Basel Halak ORCID iD

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