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Title: A practical NFC relay attack on mobile devices using card emulation mode
Authors: Çavdar, Davut
Tomur, Emrah
Keywords: Near field communication
Relay attack
Card emulation
Radio frequency identification
Mobile devices
Communication technologies
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Source: Çavdar, D., and Tomur, E. (2015, May). A practical NFC relay attack on mobile devices using card emulation mode. Paper presented at the 38th International Convention on Information and Communication Technology, Electronics and Microelectronics. doi:10.1109/MIPRO.2015.7160477
Abstract: In this study, a practical card-emulated relay attack is implemented on Near Field Communication (NFC) equipped mobile devices. NFC is a promising communication technology which is also used in smart mobile devices. As an effective and flexible communication technology, NFC is frequently used in innovative solutions nowadays such as payments, access control etc. Because of the nature of these transactions, security is a critical issue that should be considered in system design and development phases. Although inherited from Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology, NFC security needs, requirements and solutions differ in terms of its usage areas and solutions. Based on these parameters, security precautions in communication layer of RFID technology do not prevent relay attacks occurred in the application layer NFC solutions. This study is conducted to prove relay attack practicability with using only mobile phones for relaying credentials instead of RFID based smart cards in an access control application. The Host Card Emulation (HCE) mode also eases relay attacks in NFC communication. The study explains the conceptual description of proposed relay attack, development and operating logic of mobile applications working based on card emulation mode and server software and also data communication basics between modules and web services descriptions.
Description: 38th International Convention on Information and Communication Technology, Electronics and Microelectronics, MIPRO 2015; Grand Hotel Adriatic Congress Centre and Hotel Admiral in Opatija; Croatia; 25 May 2015 through 29 May 2015
ISBN: 9789532330854
Appears in Collections:Computer Engineering / Bilgisayar Mühendisliği
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