Tamper detection in RFID tags, using, fragile watermarking
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Security and privacy are one of the two primary concerns with RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) adoption. While the mainstream RFID research is focused on solving the privacy issues, this paper focuses on security issues in general and data tampering in particular. We specifically consider the issue of detecting data tampering on the RFID tags for applications such as data integrity management. To address this issue, we present a novel fragile watermarking scheme, which embeds a fragile watermark (or pattern) in the serial number partition of the RFID tag. This pattern is verified to identify whether or not the data on the RFID tags has been tampered with. The novelty of this watermarking scheme lies in the fact that we have applied watermarking technology to RFID tags; in comparison, most of the existing watermarking schemes are limited to images, or audio or video applications. We term this scheme TamDetect because it is a tamper detection solution. TamDetect is designed such that it can be easily plugged into existing RFID middleware applications. This proposal is one of the first works that integrates watermarking and RFID technologies together. This paper provides a detailed theoretical foundation for the TamDetect solution.
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