|Degabriele, Jean Paul; Fehr, Victoria; Fischlin, Marc; Gagliardoni, Tommaso; Günther, Felix; Marson, Giorgia Azzurra; Mittelbach, Arno; Paterson, Kenneth G.
|The Protocol for Lightweight Authentication of Identity (PLAID) aims at secure and private authentication between a smart card and a terminal. Originally developed by a unit of the Australian Department of Human Services for physical and logical access control, PLAID has now been standardized as an Australian standard AS-5185-2010 and is currently in the fast track standardization process for ISO/IEC 25185-1.2. We present a cryptographic evaluation of PLAID. As well as reporting a number of undesirable cryptographic features of the protocol, we show that the privacy properties of PLAID are significantly weaker than claimed: using a variety of techniques we can fingerprint and then later identify cards. These techniques involve a novel application of standard statistical and data analysis techniques in cryptography. We also discuss countermeasures to our attacks.
|1st International Conference on Research in Security Standardisation
|Lecture Notes in Computer Science
|Security Standardisation Research, p.1-25