—Radio frequency identification (RFID) is a
booming technology which identifies objects automatically. As
the low-cost passive tag in RFID system lacks computational,
storage, power, and communication resources, lightweight
authentication protocols are necessary for security and privacy
issues. The HB-family has been developed since Hopper and
Blum proposed the HB protocol in 2001, which is a lightweight
authentication protocol for RFID system. Afterwards, many
improvements have been developed based on the HB protocol,
such as HB+ in 2005, HB-MP in 2007 and HB-MP+ in 2008. In
this paper, we propose an improved protocol which is a secure
and lightweight. We give the security and performance analysis
to prove its advantages over past HB-family protocols and its
practicality in reality.
—RFID, authentication, lightweight protocol,
Ziyi Lin is with the Department of Computer Science, Yonsei University,
Seoul, 120-749, Korea (e-mail: email@example.com).
Joo Seok Song is with the Department of Computer Science, Yonsei
University, Seoul, 120-749, Korea (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite:Ziyi Lin and Joo Seok Song, "An Improvement in HB-Family Lightweight Authentication Protocols for Practical Use of RFID System," Journal of Advances in Computer Networks vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 61-65, 2013.