Keep on Blockin’ in the Free World: Personal Access Control for Low-Cost RFID Tags

  • Melanie R. Rieback
  • Bruno Crispo
  • Andrew S. Tanenbaum
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4631)


This paper introduces an off-tag RFID access control mechanism called “Selective RFID Jamming”. Selective RFID Jamming protects low-cost RFID tags by enforcing access control on their behalf, in a similar manner to the RFID Blocker Tag. However, Selective RFID Jamming is novel because it uses an active mobile device to enforce centralized ACL-based access control policies. Selective RFID Jamming also solves a Differential Signal Analysis attack to which the RFID Blocker Tag is susceptible.


Access Control Access Control Policy Access Control Mechanism Electronic Product Code Access Control List 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Melanie R. Rieback
    • 1
  • Bruno Crispo
    • 1
  • Andrew S. Tanenbaum
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Systems Group, Vrije Universiteit, AmsterdamThe Netherlands

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