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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2014, Article ID 704623, 12 pages
Research Article

A Secure RFID Authentication Protocol Adopting Error Correction Code

1School of Computer Science and Technology, Harbin Institute of Technology Shenzhen Graduate School, Shenzhen 518055, China
2Shenzhen Key Laboratory of Internet Information Collaboration, Shenzhen 518055, China
3Department of Computer Science, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu 300, Taiwan

Received 7 February 2014; Accepted 10 March 2014; Published 18 May 2014

Academic Editors: M. Ivanovic and F. Yu

Copyright © 2014 Chien-Ming Chen et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


RFID technology has become popular in many applications; however, most of the RFID products lack security related functionality due to the hardware limitation of the low-cost RFID tags. In this paper, we propose a lightweight mutual authentication protocol adopting error correction code for RFID. Besides, we also propose an advanced version of our protocol to provide key updating. Based on the secrecy of shared keys, the reader and the tag can establish a mutual authenticity relationship. Further analysis of the protocol showed that it also satisfies integrity, forward secrecy, anonymity, and untraceability. Compared with other lightweight protocols, the proposed protocol provides stronger resistance to tracing attacks, compromising attacks and replay attacks. We also compare our protocol with previous works in terms of performance.