home › event - usability of display-equipped rfid tags for security purposes


Usability of Display-Equipped RFID Tags for Security Purposes
Conferences & Talks



Recent emergence of high-end RFID tags capable of performing public key operations enables some new applications in commerce (e.g., RFID-enabled credit cards) and security (e.g., ePassports and access control badges).

While the use of public key cryptography mitigates many difficult security issues, certain important usability-related issues remain, particularly, when RFID tags are used for financial transactions or bearer identification.

In this talk, we focus on user-involved techniques for user-to-tag authentication, transaction verification, reader expiration & revocation checking, as well as pairing of RFID tags with other personal devices. Our approach is based on two factors: (1) recent advances in hardware and manufacturing have made it possible to mass-produce inexpensive passive display-equipped RFID tags, and (2) high-end RFID tags used in financial transactions or identification are usually attended by users (their owners). Our techniques rely on user involvement coupled with on-tag displays to achieve better security and privacy.

Since user acceptance is a crucial factor in this context, we thoroughly evaluate usability of all proposed methods via comprehensive user studies and report on our findings.


upcoming events   view all 

The Experience When Business Meets Design
Brian Solis
27 October 2016
PARC Forum  

AI Case Studies: Pushing the Frontiers of Systems Engineering
Tolga Kurtoglu
9 November 2016 | San Francisco, CA
Conferences & Talks  

2016 AIChE Annual Meeting: Energy and Transport Processes
Corie L. Cobb
14 November 2016 - 15 November 2016 | San Francisco, CA
Conferences & Talks  

Printed Electronics USA 2016 - Visit PARC’s Booth #T20
Ross Bringans, Markus Larsson, Janos Veres
16 November 2016 - 17 November 2016 | Santa Clara, CA
Conferences & Talks