Classification of RFID Attacks

Aikaterini Mitrokotsa, Melanie R. Rieback, Andrew S. Tanenbaum



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 under- standing of RFID attacks can be achieved and subsequently more efficient and effective algorithms, techniques and procedures to combat these attacks may be developed.


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Paper Citation

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Mitrokotsa A., R. Rieback M. and S. Tanenbaum A. (2008). Classification of RFID Attacks . In Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on RFID Technology - Concepts, Applications, Challenges - Volume 1: IWRT, (ICEIS 2008) ISBN 978-989-8111-46-3, pages 73-86. DOI: 10.5220/0001738800730086

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author={Aikaterini Mitrokotsa and Melanie R. Rieback and Andrew S. Tanenbaum},
title={Classification of RFID Attacks},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on RFID Technology - Concepts, Applications, Challenges - Volume 1: IWRT, (ICEIS 2008)},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on RFID Technology - Concepts, Applications, Challenges - Volume 1: IWRT, (ICEIS 2008)
TI - Classification of RFID Attacks
SN - 978-989-8111-46-3
AU - Mitrokotsa A.
AU - R. Rieback M.
AU - S. Tanenbaum A.
PY - 2008
SP - 73
EP - 86
DO - 10.5220/0001738800730086