New security problem in RFID systems "Tag Killing"

Dong Guk Han, Tsuyoshi Takagi, Ho Won Kim, Kyo Il Chung

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Radio frequency identification systems based on low-cost computing devices is the new plaything that every company would like to adopt. The biggest challenge for RFID technology is to provide benefits without threatening the privacy of consumers. Using cryptographic primitives to thwart RFID security problems is an approach which has been explored for several years. In this paper, we introduce a new security problem called as "Tag Killing" which aims to wipe out the functioning of the system, e.g., denial of service attacks. We analyze several well-known RFID protocols which are considered as good solutions with "Tag Killing" adversary model and we show that most of them have weaknesses and are vulnerable to it.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputational Science and Its Applications - ICCSA 2006
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Conference, Proceedings - Part III
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)3540340750, 9783540340751
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2006
EventICCSA 2006: International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: May 8 2006May 11 2006

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume3982 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


OtherICCSA 2006: International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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