Cryptography applications in protocols for RFID systems
Keywords: radio-frequency identification systems, cryptography, cryptographic protocols, RFID, information security
AbstractRadio frequency identification systems are used in several applications for the unique recognition of objects. Due to the remote communication, malicious agents can read, alter and copy the transmitted information damage the system. Therefore, researchers have created several protocols employing cryptographic techniques to protect these communications. Recently, Baashirah and Abuzneid proposed a serverless RFID authentication protocol (SLEC) based on elliptic curve cryptography to secure communication in RFID systems. Nevertheless, it has security vulnerabilities and its scalability is faulty. This work presents a comprehensive analysis that discusses the State of the Art of cryptographic applications in RFID systems and points out the SLEC protocol security and scalability issues.