Lightweight Props on the Weak Security of EPC Class-1 Generation-2 Standard Articles uri icon

publication date

  • March 2010

start page

  • 518

end page

  • 527


  • 3


  • E93.D

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0916-8532

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1745-1361


  • In 2006 EPCglobal and the International Organization for Standards (ISO) ratified the EPC Class-1 Generation-2 (Gen-2) [1] and the ISO 18000-6C standards [2], respectively. These efforts represented major
    advancements in the direction of universal standardization for low-cost
    RFID tags. However, a cause for concern is that security issues do not
    seem to be properly addressed. In this paper, we propose a new
    lightweight RFID tag-reader mutual authentication scheme for use under
    the EPCglobal framework. The scheme is based on previous work by
    Konidala and Kim [3]. We attempt to mitigate the weaknesses observed in
    the original scheme and, at the same time, consider other possible
    adversarial threats as well as constraints on low-cost RFID tags