Title: A secure privacy and authentication protocol for passive RFID tags

Authors: Chia-Hui Wei; Min-Shiang Hwang; Augustin Yeh-Hao Chin

Addresses: National Central Library, Taiwan, R.O.C., Taipei, Taiwan, ROC ' Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Asia University, 500, Lioufeng Rd., Wufeng, Taichung 41354, Taiwan; Department of Medical Research, China Medical University Hospital, China Medical University, No.91, Hsueh-Shih Road, Taichung 40402, Taiwan ' Department of Computer Science, National Tsing Hua University, 101, Section 2, Kuang Fu Road, Hsinchu 300, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Abstract: A privacy and authentication protocol (PAP) requires a tag to perform four simple operations in mobile communications: comparing two numbers used to execute a hash function, storing and retrieving a number in users' memory banks, and flipping a bit. In this paper, we will propose an improved PAP which is well secured and efficient in a small amount of computations and is also capable of dealing with both privacy and authentication.

Keywords: authentication; mobile communications; privacy; RFID tags; security; passive tags; radio frequency identification.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMC.2017.083462

International Journal of Mobile Communications, 2017 Vol.15 No.3, pp.266 - 277

Received: 08 Dec 2015
Accepted: 02 Jun 2016

Published online: 16 Mar 2017 *

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