RFID Authentication with Un-Traceability and Forward Secrecy in the Partial-Distributed-Server Model

Hung-Yu CHIEN  Tzong-Chen WU  Chien-Lung HSU  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E98-D   No.4   pp.750-759
Publication Date: 2015/04/01
Publicized: 2014/12/04
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1587/transinf.2014ICI0001
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Section on Information and Communication System Security―Against Cyberattacks―)
authentication,  RFID,  anonymity,  distributed servers,  error correction code,  

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Secure authentication of low cost Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag with limited resources is a big challenge, especially when we simultaneously consider anonymity, un-traceability, and forward secrecy. The popularity of Internet of Things (IoT) further amplifies this challenge, as we should authenticate these mobile tags in the partial-distributed-server environments. In this paper, we propose an RFID authentication scheme in the partial-distributed-server environments. The proposed scheme owns excellent performance in terms of computational complexity and scalability as well as security properties.