Lightweight Distance Bounding Protocol against Relay Attacks

Jin Seok KIM  Kookrae CHO  Dae Hyun YUM  Sung Je HONG  Pil Joong LEE  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E95-D   No.4   pp.1155-1158
Publication Date: 2012/04/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1587/transinf.E95.D.1155
Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Information Network
security,  authentication,  relay attack,  mafia fraud attack,  distance bounding protocol,  

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Traditional authentication protocols are based on cryptographic techniques to achieve identity verification. Distance bounding protocols are an enhanced type of authentication protocol built upon both signal traversal time measurement and cryptographic techniques to accomplish distance verification as well as identity verification. A distance bounding protocol is usually designed to defend against the relay attack and the distance fraud attack. As there are applications to which the distance fraud attack is not a serious threat, we propose a streamlined distance bounding protocol that focuses on the relay attack. The proposed protocol is more efficient than previous protocols and has a low false acceptance rate under the relay attack.