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Designated Attribute-Based Proofs for RFID Applications

  • Gergely Alpár
  • Lejla Batina
  • Wouter Lueks
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7739)

Abstract

Recent research has shown that using public-key cryptography in order to meet privacy requirements for RFID tags is not only necessary, but also now practically feasible. This has led to the development of new protocols like the Randomized Schnorr [6] identification protocol. This protocol ensures that the identity of a tag only becomes known to authorised readers.

In this paper we generalize this protocol by introducing an attribute-based identification scheme. The proposed scheme preserves the designation of verification (i.e., only an authorised reader is able to learn the identity of a tag) while it allows tags to prove any subset of their attributes to authorised readers. The proposed scheme is proven to be secure and narrow-strong private.

Keywords

RFID identification authentication elliptic curve cryptography security privacy attribute-based credential 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gergely Alpár
    • 1
    • 2
  • Lejla Batina
    • 1
    • 3
  • Wouter Lueks
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.ICIS/Digital Security groupRadboud University NijmegenNijmegenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.TNO Information and Communication TechnologyThe Netherlands
  3. 3.ESAT/SCD-COSIC and IBBTK.U. LeuvenLeuven-HeverleeBelgium

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