Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2013/411

Security Analysis of Lightweight Authentication Protocol from WISTP 2013

Wang Shao-Hui, Xiao Fu, Chen Dan-wei, Wang Ru-chuan

Abstract: One of the key problems in Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is security and privacy. Many RFID authentication protocols have been proposed to preserve security and privacy of the system. Nevertheless, most of these protocols are analyzed and it is shown that they can not provide security against some RFID attacks. In WISTP 2013, a new lightweight authentication protocol using AES S-box and some special function is presented. The new protocol has a good implementation in resource constrained tags. In this paper, we give the security analysis on this new authentication protocol. After impersonating the valid reader to query the tag and collecting the responses, we can deduce all the secrets shared between the reader and tag through analyzing the messages. The attack utilizes the structure of the invertible function and the property of the special function introduced in the new protocol.

Category / Keywords: applications /

Date: received 22 Jun 2013, last revised 22 Jun 2013

Contact author: wangshaohui at njupt edu cn

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