RFID System to Preserve Confidentiality and Skimming for Tolling System

Mininath K. Nighot and Nilesh P. Bhosle

The radio frequency identification system is the most promising technology in real- time applications due to its low cost, robust, wireless communication and scalability. But it does not preserve the privacy and confidentiality of user‟s information and it is vulnerable to a skimming attack. It performs better when tag information is not shared with third persons. The tag information can be easily accessed if the attacker has the same reader‟s configuration. For demonstrating, the tolling booth application is considered in this paper. In the present toll system, as the vehicle enters the tolling booth, toll amount gets deducted directly from the user‟s account. Thus, user validation is required as far as the bank transaction is concerned. To overcome these drawbacks a new radio frequency identification system is proposed which consists of, light emitting diode, beeper (alarm), seven-segment display, and Yes/No button. The system also displays the amount to be deducted and validation of the user as additional functionalities of the existing radio frequency identification system. During the transaction the toll amount will be displayed on the display screen and at the same time diode light will glow, the beeper will sound and, the Yes/No button will be activated. If the user decides to do/ carry on/ proceed with the transaction, then only he presses the Yes button, and subsequently the tag information will be sent to readers. Hence the proposed system works efficiently on basic security threats like; privacy, confidentiality, authentication and, validation of radio frequency identification system.

Volume 12 | Issue 5

Pages: 379-387

DOI: 10.5373/JARDCS/V12I5/20201725