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Design and implementation of a trusted RFID reader

Verdonkschot, S.F.G. (2007) Design and implementation of a trusted RFID reader.

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Abstract:Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology is an emerging technology that allows for the electronic tagging and wireless identification of objects using RFID tags. Its application offers great potential for optimizing business processes by improving efficiency and by possible attractive cost savings. But its deployment also raises significant consumer privacy issues. RFID tags may reveal private consumer data without the subject's knowledge or consent. The challenge is to provide privacy protection without raising tag production and management cost. A new architecture for a trustworthy RFID reader has been proposed that can make RFID systems more privacy friendly. The RFID reader will contain a Trusted Platform Module (TPM). The TPM is a tamper-resistant hardware module designed to provide robust security capabilities like remote attestation and sealed storage. These capabilities combined with a newly designed reader software architecture can provide privacy policy compliant readers. The software architecture consists of a policy engine and an auditing agent for respectively enforcing and auditing the privacy policy of the trusted reader. The objective is to develop the proposed RFID architecture and to build an experimental implementation which will demonstrate its potential use within a specific business case scenario.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:54 computer science
Programme:Computer Science MSc (60300)
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