Visible to the public Lightweight Security Protocol for Chipless RFID in Internet of Things (IoT) Applications

TitleLightweight Security Protocol for Chipless RFID in Internet of Things (IoT) Applications
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsSharma, V., Vithalkar, A., Hashmi, M.
Conference Name2018 10th International Conference on Communication Systems Networks (COMSNETS)
ISBN Number978-1-5386-1182-1
KeywordsBASYS 2 FPGA board based platform, broader IoT framework, Chipless RFID, chipless RFID system, chipless RFID tag based system, cryptographic protocols, Databases, field programmable gate arrays, Human Behavior, human factors, Internet of Things, IoT, lightweight collision free algorithm, lightweight security protocol, privacy, Protocols, pseudorandom number generator, pubcrawl, radiofrequency identification, random number generation, resilience, Resiliency, RFID, RFID based communication, RFID tags, RFIDs, Secuity, security, tag/reader anonymity

The RFID based communication between objects within the framework of IoT is potentially very efficient in terms of power requirements and system complexity. The new design incorporating the emerging chipless RFID tags has the potential to make the system more efficient and simple. However, these systems are prone to privacy and security risks and these challenges associated with such systems have not been addressed appropriately in the broader IoT framework. In this context, a lightweight collision free algorithm based on n-bit pseudo random number generator, X-OR hash function, and rotations for chipless RFID system is presented. The algorithm has been implemented on an 8-bit open-loop resonator based chipless RFID tag based system and is validated using BASYS 2 FPGA board based platform. The proposed scheme has been shown to possess security against various attacks such as Denial of Service (DoS), tag/reader anonymity, and tag impersonation.

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