Security challenges for RFID key applications

Conference: RFID SysTech 2007 - 3rd European Workshop on RFID Systems and Technologies
06/12/2007 - 06/13/2007 at Duisburg, Germany

Proceedings: RFID SysTech 2007

Pages: 12Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Hollstein, Thomas; Glesner, Manfred (TU Darmstadt)
Waldmann, Ulrich (Fraunhofer SIT Darmstadt)
Birkholz, Henk; Sohr, Karsten (Universit├Ąt Bremen)

RFID technology is an emerging market with a wide spectrum of application domains. The introduction of RFID systems in industrial manufacturing has already been taken up more than ten years ago. Currently RFID tags are appearing in public environments like ticketing applications and retail supply chains. One the one hand mass ap-plications will imply a break-through for RFID technologies, on the other hand new security issues have to be addressed in order to obtain an add-on benefit compared to classical barcode applications. In this contribution we address RFID security issues in general and related to selected application scenarios. At first we introduce basic RFID security requirements. Subsequently application oriented security measures are discussed for three application scenarios: automotive production, retail supply chains and anti-counterfeiting for pharmaceutical products. Finally challenges and perspectives for future improvements of security measures in RFID systems and privacy issues will be outlined.