Journal of Medical Systems

, Volume 36, Issue 2, pp 431–435 | Cite as

Patient Safety Through RFID: Vulnerabilities in Recently Proposed Grouping Protocols

  • Anne-Katrin Wickboldt
  • Selwyn Piramuthu
Original Paper


As RFID-tagged systems become ubiquitous, acceptance of this technology by the general public necessitates addressing related security/privacy issues. The past eight years have seen an increasing number of publications in this direction, specifically using cryptographic approaches. Recently, the Journal of Medical Systems published two papers addressing security/privacy issues through cryptographic protocols. We consider the proposed protocols and identify some existing vulnerabilities.


RFID Cryptography Protocol 



The authors would like to thank the reviewers for their suggestions to improve the content and presentation of this paper.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Information Systems and Operations ManagementUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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