Security of RFID Protocols - A Case Study

Ton van Deursen*, Saša Radomirović

*Corresponding author for this work

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In the context of Dolev-Yao style analysis of security protocols, we investigate the security claims of a recently proposed RFID authentication protocol. We exhibit a flaw which has gone unnoticed in RFID protocol literature and present the resulting attacks on authentication, untraceability, and desynchronization resistance. We analyze and discuss the authors' proofs of security. References to other vulnerable protocols are given.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-52
Number of pages12
JournalElectronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2009


  • RFID
  • security protocols
  • Verification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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