An RFID distance bounding protocol

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - First International Conference on Security and Privacy for Emerging Areas in Communications Networks, SecureComm 2005
Pages67-73
Volume2005
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Volume2005

Conference

Title1st International Conference on Security and Privacy for Emerging Areas in Communications Networks, SecureComm 2005
PlaceGreece
CityAthens
Period5 - 9 September 2005

Abstract

Radio-frequency identification tokens, such as contactless smartcards, are vulnerable to relay attacks if they are used for proximity authentication. Attackers can circumvent the limited range of the radio channel using transponders that forward exchanged signals over larger distances. Cryptographic distance-bounding protocols that measure accurately the round-trip delay of the radio signal provide a possible countermeasure. They infer an upper bound for the distance between the reader and the token from the fact that no information can propagate faster than at the speed of light. We propose a new distance-bounding protocol based on ultra-wideband pulse communication. Aimed at being implementable using only simple, asynchronous, low-power hardware in the token, it is particularly well suited for use in passive low-cost tokens, noisy environments and high-speed applications. © 2005 IEEE.

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An RFID distance bounding protocol. / Hancke, Gerhard P.; Kuhn, Markus G.
Proceedings - First International Conference on Security and Privacy for Emerging Areas in Communications Networks, SecureComm 2005. Vol. 2005 2005. p. 67-73 1607560.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary WorksRGC 32 - Refereed conference paper (with host publication)peer-review