Classifying RFID attacks and defenses
Journal article, 2010

RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) systems are one of the most pervasive computing technologies with technical potential and profitable opportunities in a diverse area of applications. Among their advantages is included their low cost and their broad applicability. However, they also present a number of inherent vulnerabilities. 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 communication 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. © 2009 The Author(s).

RFID attacks

RFID security

Classification

Author

Aikaterini Mitrokotsa

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

M.R. Rieback

A.S. Tanenbaum

Information Systems Frontiers

1387-3326 (ISSN) 1572-9419 (eISSN)

Vol. 12 5 491-505

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology

Subject Categories

Computer and Information Science

DOI

10.1007/s10796-009-9210-z