Security of RFID Systems - A Hybrid Approach
ABSTRACT The use of RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology can be employed for tracking and detecting each container, pallet, case, and product uniquely in the supply chain. It connects the supply chain stakeholders (i.e., suppliers, manufacturers, wholesalers/distributors, retailers and customers) and allows them to exchange data and product information. Despite these potential benefits, security issues are the key factor in the deployment of a RFID-enabled system in the global supply chain. This paper proposes a hybrid approach to secure RFID transmission in Supply Chain Management (SCM) systems using modified Wired Equivalent Encryption (WEP) and Rivest, Shamir and Adleman (RSA) cryptosystem. The proposed system also addresses the common loop hole of WEP key algorithm and makes it more secure compare to the existing modified WEP key process.