On RFID authentication protocols with wide-strong privacy

Nan Li, Yi Mu, Willy Susilo, Fuchun Guo, Vijay Varadharajan

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Radio frequency identification (RFID) tag privacy is an important issue to RFID security. To date, there have been several attempts to achieve the wide-strong privacy by using zero-knowledge protocols. In this paper, we launch an attack on the recent zero-knowledge based identification protocol for RFID, which was claimed to capture wide-strong privacy, and show that this protocol is flawed. Subsequently, we propose two zero-knowledge based tag authentication protocols and prove that they offer wide-strong privacy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRadio Frequency Identification System Security
Subtitle of host publicationRFIDsec'13 Asia Workshop Proceedings
EditorsC. Ma, J. Weng
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781614993285
ISBN (Print)9781614993278
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013
EventWorkshop on Radio Frequency Identification/Internet of Things Security: RFIDsec'13 Asia - South China Normal University and Jinan University, Guangzhou, China
Duration: 27 Nov 201327 Nov 2013

Publication series

NameCryptology and Information Security Series
ISSN (Print)1871-6431
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8101


WorkshopWorkshop on Radio Frequency Identification/Internet of Things Security


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