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Paper: HB++: a Lightweight Authentication Protocol Secure against Some Attacks

Authors:
Julien Bringer
Hervé Chabanne
Emmanuelle Dottax
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URL: http://eprint.iacr.org/2005/440
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Abstract: At Crypto'05, Juels and Weis introduce HB+, an enhancement of the Hopper and Blum (HB) authentication protocol. This protocol HB+ is proven secure against active attacks, though preserving HB's advantages: mainly, requiring so few resources to run that it can be implemented on an RFID tag. However, in a wider adversarial model, Gilbert, Robshaw and Sibert exhibit a very effective attack against HB+. We here show how a modification of the HB+ protocol thwarts Gilbert et al's attack. The resulting protocol, HB++, remains a good candidate for RFID tags authentication.
BibTeX
@misc{eprint-2005-12773,
  title={HB++: a Lightweight Authentication Protocol Secure against Some Attacks},
  booktitle={IACR Eprint archive},
  keywords={cryptographic protocols / HB+ protocol, active attacks, RFID},
  url={http://eprint.iacr.org/2005/440},
  note={ julien.bringer@sagem.com 13187 received 30 Nov 2005, last revised 12 Jan 2006, withdrawn 8 Feb 2006},
  author={Julien Bringer and Hervé Chabanne and Emmanuelle Dottax},
  year=2005
}