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RFID Eavesdropping Using SDR Platforms

Frédéric Le Roy 1, 2 Thierry Quiniou 2 Ali Mansour 1, 2 Rafaat Lababidi 1, 2 Denis Le Jeune 1, 2
1 Lab-STICC_ENSTAB_CACS_COM
Lab-STICC - Laboratoire des sciences et techniques de l'information, de la communication et de la connaissance
2 Pôle STIC_IDM
ENSTA Bretagne - École Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées Bretagne
Abstract : Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) devices have been recently introduced in several applications and services such as National Identification Cards, Passports, Credit Cards, etc. In this paper, we investigate the security of such devices by showing the possibility of con- ducting RFID eavesdropping using simple and common devices such as a Software Defined Radio platform. Generally classical RF attacks can be made on long range transmission protocols, however we extend the standard RF attacks to cover RFID communication protocols. In this manuscript, an off-line step-by-step analysis is developed to prove the feasibility of reversing a complete RFID protocol. A real-time implemen- tation is also realized to highlight a real threat in the everyday life.
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Frédéric Le Roy, Thierry Quiniou, Ali Mansour, Rafaat Lababidi, Denis Le Jeune. RFID Eavesdropping Using SDR Platforms. 5th International Conference on Applications in Electronics Pervading Industry, Environment and Society (APPLEPIES 2016), Sep 2016, Rome, Italy. pp.208 - 214, ⟨10.1007/978-3-319-55071-8_27⟩. ⟨hal-01404508⟩

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