Science and Development Network (SciDev.Net)
Recently, smart devices for various services have been developed using converged telecommunications, and the market for Near Field Communication (NFC) mobile services is expected to grow rapidly. This property makes the standard suitable for mobile coupon applications. However, mCoupons differ significantly from paper-based coupons because unprotected data can be easily copied or modified without significant cost by anyone. A high number of uncontrolled copies of coupons can result in a significant loss. In this paper, the authors proposed a secure mCoupon authentication scheme that is protected against illegal use in smart poster environment based on low-cost NFC to using limited resources.