Classification of RFID Attacks
Paper in proceedings, 2008

RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) systems are emerging as one of the most pervasive computing technologies in history due to their low cost and their broad applicability. Although RFID networks have many advantages, they also present a number of inherent vulnerabilities with serious potential security implications. This paper develops a structural methodology for risks that RFID networks face by developing a classification of RFID attacks, presenting their important features, and discussing possible countermeasures. The goal of the paper is to categorize the existing weaknesses of RFID systems so that a better understanding of RFID attacks can be achieved and subsequently more efficient and effective algorithms, techniques and procedures to combat these attacks may be developed.

RFID systems


RFID attacks


Aikaterini Mitrokotsa

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers), Networks and Systems (Chalmers)

Melanie Rieback

Andrew Tanenbaum

2nd International Workshop on RFID Technology - Concepts, Applications, Challenges (IWRT 2008)


Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology

Subject Categories

Computer and Information Science



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