Security and privacy threats in RFID traceability network

Shuihua Han, Zhenyu Liu, Chao Hsien Chu

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To address security and privacy issues in radio frequency identification (RFID) traceability networks, a multi-layer privacy and security framework is proposed, which includes four facets: a security model, a communication protocol, access permission and privacy preservation. According to the security requirements that are needed in an RFID system, a security model that incorporates security requirements that include privacy of tag data, privacy of ownership, and availability of tag identity is introduced. Using this model, a secure communication protocol that can be used for anti-counterfeiting, automatic identification and privacy preservation is then developed. In order to manage the number of parties, data records of items, and complicated transitions of access permissions in an item-level traceability context, a well-designed access control protocol is proposed to parties that can prove the physical possession of an item;meanwhile, to address the privacy issues during data sharing in an RFID network, a vision of database systems that take responsibility for the privacy of the data they manage is also presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)132-135
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Southeast University (English Edition)
Issue numberSUPPL.
StatePublished - Jun 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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