Advances in ultralightweight cryptography for low-cost RFID tags: gossamer protocol

P. Peris-Lopez, Julio Hernandez-Castro, J. Estevez-Tapiador, A. Ribagorda

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The design of ultralightweight authentication protocols that conform to low-cost tag requirements is imperative. This paper analyses the most important proposals (except for those based in hard problems such as the HB [1–3] family) in the area [4–6] and identifies the common weaknesses that have left all of them open to various attacks [7–11]. Finally, we present Gossamer, a new protocol inspired by the recently published SASI scheme [13], that was lately also the subject of a disclosure attack by Hernandez-Castro et al. [14]. Specifically, this new protocol is designed to avoid the problems of the past, and we examine in some deep its security and performance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Security Applications: 9th International Workshop, WISA 2008, Jeju Island, Korea, September 23-25, 2008, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsK. Chung, K. Sohn, M. Yung
Place of PublicationBerlin
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9783642003059
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


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