Title: Untraceable privacy-preserving authentication protocol for RFID tag using salted hash algorithm

Authors: Pinaki Ghosh; T.R. Mahesh

Addresses: School of Engineering, RK University, Bhavnagar Highway, Rajkot, Gujarat, India; College of Engineering and Technology, Mody University of Science and Technology, Lakshmangarh, Rajasthan, India ' Computer Science and Engineering, T John Institute of Technology, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Abstract: Radio frequency identification (RFID) is now becomes a core technology in the internet of things (IoT). It has gained the attention of industry and academia in tremendous ways. Due to the openness in nature, RFID tags suffer with potential security threats. One of the major threats is privacy leakage during the authentication process. A strong privacy preserving authentication (PPA) protocol is always a need to this system. In this paper we have proposed salted secure hash-based mutual authentication protocol as a solution. The proposed protocol is designed to sends random response from tag to the server without disclosing its identity information to intermediate entities like readers. It also updates secret keys without transmitting the secret values.

Keywords: radio frequency identification; RFID; privacy; untraceability; tag authentication; salted hash; keyed hash algorithm; mutual authentication.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAIP.2019.099951

International Journal of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms, 2019 Vol.13 No.1/2, pp.193 - 209

Received: 15 Aug 2016
Accepted: 22 Nov 2016

Published online: 29 May 2019 *

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