An effective intrusion detection approach for jamming attacks on RFID systems


Private companies and government have decided to provide Radio Frequency identification (RFDI) systems in places of free access to the population. However, as a result of such exposition, these systems become vulnerable to Denial of Service (DoS) attacks that can cause unavailability in the services. Furthermore, another complicating factor in thet context regards the equipment or devices used on RFID system, since they operate in frequency bands reserved for secondary communication systems, and consequently they have too few computational resources to deal with malicious electromagnetic interferences. Therefore, in this paper an Intrusion Detection System (IDS) is proposed to identify the occurrence of the malicious behavior and to notify the system operator about one specific type of electromagnetic interference in RFID systems – the Jamming attack. The obtained results of the system show the jamming attacks are detected prior of having a significant impact on the communication between the RFID reader and the tag – i.e., the jamming attack was detected even with insufficient power to impact on communication.

AVANÇO, Leandro; GUELFI, Adilson Eduardo; PONTES, Elvis ; SILVA, Anderson A.A.; KOFUJI, Sergio Takeo; ZHOU, Fen . An effective intrusiondetection approach for jamming attacks on RFID systems. In: INTERNATIONAL EURASIP WORKSHOP ON RFID TECHNOLOGY, 5., 2015, Oberaudorf, Rosenheim. Proceedings… 8 p.

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