Title: Authentication and secret search mechanisms for RFID-aware wireless sensor networks

 

Author: Shih-I Huang, Shiuhpyng Shieh

 

Addresses:
Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan.
Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan

 

Journal: Int. J. of Security and Networks, 2010 Vol.5, No.1, pp.15 - 25

 

Abstract: This paper investigates authentication and secure data retrieval issues in Radio-Frequency IDentification (RFID)-aware wireless sensor networks. We propose a network architecture (ARIES) consisting of RFIDs and wireless sensor nodes, a mutual authentication protocol (AMULET), and a Secret Search Protocol (SSP). ARIES utilises RFID-aware sensor nodes to alleviate distance limitation problem in RFID systems. AMULET performs mutual authentication and reduces the cost of re-authentication. SSP solves the privacy problem by offering a search mechanism over encrypted data. SSP does not need to decrypt encrypted data files while searching for specific data and the performance is greatly improved.

 

Keywords: RFID; radio frequency identification; wireless sensor networks; WSNs; mutual authentication; privacy; secret search; secure data retrieval; security; wireless networks; encrypted data.

 

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJSN.2010.030719

 

Available online 31 Dec 2009

 

 

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