ISSN : 1796-2021
Volume : 1    Issue : 4    Date : July 2006

A Secure RFID Identity Reporting Protocol for Physical Attack Resistance
Zhaoyu Liu and Dichao Peng
Page(s): 31-40
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RFID tags will exist pervasively in our daily life in a near future. In RFID systems, privacy and security
are of critical importance to avoid potential tracking abuse and privacy violations. Many protocols
have been proposed to address privacy and security issues in RFID systems. Physical attacks
receive few considerations from the current research. Through physically attacks, attackers can get
the secret identification-related information stored on RFID tags, and can later use the obtained
information to impersonate legitimate readers for illegal tracking. In this paper we describe a threat
model of RFID systems and present a detailed analysis of physical attacks on RFID tags and other
security threats. We propose a secure identity reporting protocol to address these threats. Our
security and performance analysis show that the proposed protocol can defeat physical attacks, in
addition to other security threats, and scale well to large RFID systems.

Index Terms
RFID, Privacy, Physical Attacks, Secure Identity Reporting