Title: Cellular automata-based authentication for low-cost RFID systems

Authors: S. Tripathy, S. Nandi

Addresses: Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Patna, India. ' Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, North Guwahati, Assam, India

Abstract: Radio frequency identification (RFID) tags can be affixed with every item to identify the objects without any visual or physical contact. At the same time, the use of the tags can have serious implications on new risks to security and privacy. Also, it is difficult to implement the cryptographic mechanisms into low-cost RFID tags. In this paper, we propose a cellular automata-based authentication mechanism suitable for low-cost RFID systems.

Keywords: radio frequency identification; RFID tags; security; authentication; cellular automata.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCNDS.2009.026875

International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems, 2009 Vol.3 No.3, pp.199 - 216

Published online: 27 Jun 2009 *

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