On Building Intelligence for Securing Communication Between the Tags and the Mobile Devices
Tag is a small embedded system meant for identification of an object to which it is attached and in addition the TAGS can be made to be intelligent such that they can identify its own location, alert the master about an event occurring in its vicinity, sensing tampering with its own, etc. For implementing any of the intelligence within the Tag, the TAG must communicate with a remote HOST which in this case is the mobile device. Tags can communicate with the HOST by using the available interface at either end for transmitting the data from the TAG side and for receiving commands from the HOST. The communication system as such is vulnerable and therefore can be attacked.