Juan E. Tapiador

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Low-cost Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags are devices of very limited computational capabilities, where only 250-3K logic gates can be devoted to security-related tasks. Many proposals have recently appeared, but all of them are based on RFID tags using classical cryptographic primitives such as PRNGs, hash functions, block ciphers, etc. We(More)
RFID tags are devices of very limited computational capabilities, which only have 250-3K logic gates that can be devoted to securityrelated tasks. Many proposals have recently appeared, but all of them are based on RFID tags using classical cryptographic primitives such as PRNGs, hash functions, block ciphers, etc. We believe this assumption to be fairly(More)
The design of ultralightweight authentication protocols that conform to low-cost tag requirements is imperative. This paper analyses the most important proposals (except for those based in hard problems such as the HB [1–3] family) in the area [4–6] and identifies the common weaknesses that have left all of them open to various attacks [7–11]. Finally, we(More)
Low-cost Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags affixed to consumer items as smart labels are emerging as one of the most pervasive computing technologies in history. This presents a number of advantages, but also opens a huge number of security problems that need to be addressed before its successful deployment. Many proposals have recently appeared,(More)
The vast majority of works on RFID security focus only on privacy and tracking (violation of location privacy). However, in this paper we are interested in a new mechanism that enables a pair of RFID tags to generate a proof of having been simultaneously scanned by a reading device. In 2004, Juels introduced this concept and presented a proof named "yooking(More)
RFID is a relatively heterogenous radio technology, where it is necessary to put an extra effort on security and privacy-related issues. As early as 2004, some authors suggested the use of a PRNG for increasing security. This was later questioned because many thought a PRNG implementation may go well beyond the very limited computational capabilities of(More)
Smart devices equipped with powerful sensing, computing and networking capabilities have proliferated lately, ranging from popular smartphones and tablets to Internet appliances, smart TVs, and others that will soon appear (e.g., watches, glasses, and clothes). One key feature of such devices is their ability to incorporate third-party apps from a variety(More)
Despite the advances reached along the last 20 years, anomaly detection in network behavior is still an immature technology, and the shortage of commercial tools thus corroborates it. Nevertheless, the benefits which could be obtained from a better understanding of the problem itself as well as the improvement of these mechanisms, especially in network(More)
The rapid proliferation of smartphones over the last few years has come hand in hand with and impressive growth in the number and sophistication of malicious apps targetting smartphone users. The availability of reuse-oriented development methodologies and automated malware production tools makes exceedingly easy to produce new specimens. As a result,(More)
Low-cost Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags affixed to consumer items as smart labels are emerging as one of the most pervasive computing technology in history. This can have huge security implications. The present article surveys the most important technical security challenges of RFID systems. We first provide a brief summary of the most relevant(More)