A Novel RFID Data Management Model Based on Quantum Cryptography

  • He XuEmail author
  • Xin Chen
  • Peng Li
  • Jie Ding
  • Caleb Eghan
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 797)


Radio frequency identification (RFID) is considered one of the key technologies to realize the Internet of things (IoT), which is used in many areas, such as mobile payments, public transportation, smart lock, environment protection. However, cloning an RFID tag becomes an easy thing because of gradually rising usage of programmable read-write tags. For example, by using a device like Proxmark III hardware and related software tools, it is possible to clone RFID tags and even to emulate readers. Quantum cryptography has now been put into commercial use. This paper mainly uses quantum cryptography within presented RFID middleware architecture to protect RFID systems from the clone attack, which is guaranteed by “no-cloning” properties of quantum mechanics. In this architecture, tags and readers are communicated through qubits, while the RFID middleware could prepare and measure qubits. The proposal architecture will help to maximize the future RFID systems’ security.


Quantum cryptography RFID Middleware Data management 



This work is financially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of P. R. China (No.: 61572260, No.: 61572261, No.: 61672296, No.: 61602261), Scientific & Technological Support Project of Jiangsu Province (No.: BE2015702, BE2016185, No.: BE2016777), China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (No.: 2014M561696), Jiangsu Planned Projects for Postdoctoral Research Funds (No.: 1401005B), Postgraduate Research and Practice Innovation Program of Jiangsu Province (KYCX17_0798, KYCX18_0931).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Nanjing University of Posts and TelecommunicationsNanjingChina
  2. 2.Jiangsu High Technology Research Key Laboratory for Wireless Sensor NetworksNanjingChina

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