Improvements over Extended LMAP+: RFID Authentication Protocol

  • Jitendra B. Gurubani
  • Harsh Thakkar
  • Dhiren R. Patel
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 374)


Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) systems are increasingly being deployed in a variety of applications. Widespread deployment of such contactless systems raises many security and privacy concerns due to unauthorized eavesdropping reader, de-synchronization between reader and tag etc. In this paper, we propose a light weight mutual authentication protocol which is an improvement over Li’s extended LMAP+ protocol. In mutual authentication, the tag and the reader of the RFID systems will authenticate each other before transmitting unique ID of tag. The proposed protocol provides protection over traceability and de-synchronization attacks.


RFID Pseudonym LMAP Mutual Authentication Protocol 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jitendra B. Gurubani
    • 1
  • Harsh Thakkar
    • 1
  • Dhiren R. Patel
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer EngineeringNIT SuratIndia

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