A spoofing attack against an EPC class one RFID system
Centre for Security Research, Edith Cowan University
Computing, Health and Science
Computer and Security Science, Centre for Security Research
In computing the term spoofing historically referred to the creation of TCP/IP packets using another device's valid IP address to gain an advantage. The Electronic Product Code (EPC) RFID system was investigated to test the efficacy of spoofing a valid tag response to basic requests. A radio frequency transmission device was constructed to determine whether a valid reader could distinguish between the response of an actual tag and a spoofed response. The results show that the device was able to successfully deceive the EPC reader and further, to replace actual tag responses with a spoofed response. The potential for such attacks against inventory systems using the EPC standard would be significant in terms of both operational and actual costs.