Readers Behaving Badly: Reader Revocation in PKI-Based RFID Systems

Date Added: Apr 2010
Format: PDF

Recent emergence of RFID tags capable of performing public key operations motivates new RFID applications, including electronic travel documents, identification cards and payment instruments. In this context, public key certificates form the cornerstone of the overall system security. In this paper, the authors argue that one of the prominent -and still woefully unaddressed-challenges are how to handle revocation checking of RFID reader certificates. This is an important issue considering that these high-end RFID tags are geared for applications such as e-documents and contactless payment instruments.