Title

The Lazarus Effect: Resurrecting Killed RFID Tag

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

School of Computer and Information Science, Edith Cowan University

Place of Publication

Perth, Western Australia

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

Computer and Information Science, Centre for Security Research

RAS ID

4354

Comments

Originally published in the Proceedings of 4th Australian Information Security Management Conference, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia, 5th December, 2006

Abstract

Several RFID Standards allow RFID Tags to be ‘killed’ using a specialised command code. ‘Killed’ RFID Tags should be irrevocably deactivated. In actuality, when a valid kill command is sent to a tag four sections of the tags management data are zeroed causing the tag to enter a ‘fault state’ and thus be ignored by RFID readers. Through the reinitialisation of these four sections to valid values it was discovered that a tag could be resurrected and function normally.

 

Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.4225/75/57b655b034765