A Trust-Third-Party Based Key Management Protocol for Secure Mobile RFID Service Based on the Internet of Things

  • Tao Yan
  • Qiaoyan Wen
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 135)


The Internet of Things as an emerging global, information service architecture facilitating the exchange of goods in global supply chain networks is developing on the technical basis of the present Domain Name System. Technological advancements lead to smart objects being capable of identifying, locating, sensing and connecting and thus leading to new forms of communication between people and things and things themselves. In this paper, we assume that all the communication channels among Tag, Reader, and Server are insecure. We implement a TTP (Trust-Third-Party) based key management protocol to construct a secure session key among the tag, reader and server to construct a security Mobile RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) service based on the IOT(Internet of Things). A smart mobile phone with a RFID reader can provide Mobile RFID (MRFID) services based on RFID tagged objects. While the mobile RFID system has many advantages, the privacy violation problems at reader side, consumer tracking with malicious purpose and the sensitive information transmission problems among Tag, Reader and Server, are deeply concerned by individuals and scholars. The proposed idea is security and efficiency and supply three advantages for a secure IOT architecture.


The Internet of Things Key Management Protocol Trust Third Party RFID Mobile RFID RFID Security 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Networking and Switching TechnologyBUPTBeijingChina

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