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The Ff-family of protocols for RFID-privacy and authentication

Blass, Erik-Oliver;Kurmus, Anil; Molva, Refik; Noubir, Guevara;Shikfa, Abdullatif

"IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing", Vol 8, N°3, 2011, ISSN:1545-5971

In this paper, we present the design of the lightweight $F_f$ family of privacy-preserving authentication protocols for RFID-systems. $F_f$ results from a systematic design based on a new algebraic framework focusing on the security and privacy of RFID authentication protocols. $F_f$ offers user-adjustable, strong authentication and privacy against known algebraic attacks and recently popular SAT-solving attacks. In contrast to related work, $F_f$ achieves these security properties without requiring an expensive cryptographic hash function. $F_f$ is designed for a challenge-response protocol, where the tag sends random nonces and the results of HMAC-like computations of one of the nonces together with its secret key back to the reader. In this paper, the authentication and privacy of $F_f$ is evaluated using analytical and experimental methods.

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Titre:The Ff-family of protocols for RFID-privacy and authentication
Mots Clés:Lightweight RFID security, authentication, privacy, algebraic attacks, SAT-solving, LPN
Département:Sécurité numérique
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Bibtex: @article{EURECOM+2963, doi = { }, year = {2011}, month = {04}, title = {{T}he {F}f-family of protocols for {RFID}-privacy and authentication}, author = {{B}lass, {E}rik-{O}liver and {K}urmus, {A}nil and {M}olva, {R}efik and {N}oubir, {G}uevara and {S}hikfa, {A}bdullatif }, journal = {"{IEEE} {T}ransactions on {D}ependable and {S}ecure {C}omputing", {V}ol 8, {N}°3, 2011, {ISSN}:1545-5971}, url = {} }
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