Acta Metallurgica Sinica(English letters) ›› 2013, Vol. 20 ›› Issue (1): 115-121.doi: 10.1016/S1005-8885(13)60017-5

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Universal composable secure protocol for EPC system


  1. Information Security Center, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing 100876, China
  • Received:2012-06-11 Revised:2012-09-17 Online:2013-02-28 Published:2013-02-28
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    This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (60972077, 61121061), the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (BUPT2012RC0216), and the National Science and technology key project (2010ZX03003-003-01).


As an important component of internet of things, electronic product code (EPC) system is widely used in many areas. However, the mass deployment of EPC system is frequently degraded by security and privacy problems. Therefore, the major researches focus on the design of a secure EPC system with high efficiency. This paper discusses the security requirements of EPC system and presents a universal composable (UC) model for EPC system, the ideal functionality of EPC system is also formally defined with the UC framework. Then a secure protocol for EPC system under UC framework is proposed and the analysis of security and performance of the proposed protocol is given, in comparison with other protocols, the results show that the proposed protocol is UC secure and can provide privacy protection, untraceability, authorized access, anonymity and concurrent security for EPC system. Furthermore, less computation and storage resource are required by the proposed protocol.

Key words:

EPC system, universal composable, secure protocol, privacy protection

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