RFID Systems and Security and Privacy
Abstract. The Auto-ID Center is developing low-cost radio frequency identiï¬cation (RFID) based systems with the initial application as next generation bar-codes. We describe RFID technology, summarize our approach and our research, and most importantly, describe the research opportunities in RFID for experts in cryptography and information security. The common theme in low-cost RFID systems is that computation resources are very limited, and all aspects of the RFID system are connected to each other. Understanding these connections and the resulting design trade-oï¬€s is an important prerequisite to eï¬€ectively answering the challenges of security and privacy in low-cost RFID systems.