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On Detecting Relay Attacks on RFID Systems Using Qubits

imec-COSIC KU Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg 10-bus 2452, 3001 Heverlee, Belgium
Cryptography 2020, 4(2), 14; https://doi.org/10.3390/cryptography4020014
Received: 31 October 2019 / Revised: 18 April 2020 / Accepted: 5 May 2020 / Published: 8 May 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Quantum Cryptography and Cyber Security)
As RFID technology is being widely used in access control systems to identify and track both objects and people, relay attacks on RFID systems continue to pose serious threats to security. To mitigate relay attacks, distance bounding protocols can be used. Until recently, all distance bounding protocols were based on classical cryptography and communication techniques. In this paper, we take a closer look at a recently proposed protocol by Jannati and Ardeshir-Larijani [Quantum Information Processing 2016, 18] to detect relay attacks using qubits. We first observe that the protocol has a weakness which allows an adversary to mount a successful attack on the protocol. We then propose a countermeasure to restore security and compare the fixed protocol with the state of the art. View Full-Text
Keywords: relay attack; distance bounding; RFID systems; quantum communication; quantum cryptography relay attack; distance bounding; RFID systems; quantum communication; quantum cryptography
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