Mobility

Facing Man-in-the-Middle and Route Diversion Attacks in Energy-Limited RFID Systems Based on Mobile Readers

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Executive Summary

Focus of this paper is a large RFID system, where mobile readers detect the presence of RFID tags in the surrounding and, periodically, report the outcome of such operation to a control center interested in localizing all RFID tags. In order to deliver the above reports to the control center, mobile readers establish a mobile ad hoc network. In this paper, a possible objective of an attacker may be to make the system believe that the position of a certain RFID tag is different from the actual one. To achieve this, the attacker performs man-in-the-middle and routing diversion attacks. Solutions can be devised for combating such attacks but they involve increased energy consumption.

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