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Issue No. 03 - May/June (2011 vol. 8)
ISSN: 1545-5971
pp: 466-480
Erik-Oliver Blass , EURECOM, Sophia Antipolis
Anil Kurmus , IBM, Zurich
Refik Molva , EURECOM, Sophia Antipolis
Guevara Noubir , Northeastern University , Boston
Abdullatif Shikfa , EURECOM, Sophia Antipolis
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.
Lightweight RFID security, authentication, privacy, algebraic attacks, SAT-solving, LPN.

A. Shikfa, A. Kurmus, G. Noubir, E. Blass and R. Molva, "The F_f-Family of Protocols for RFID-Privacy and Authentication," in IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, vol. 8, no. , pp. 466-480, 2010.
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