An Authentication System for Safe Transmission of Medical Information in U-health Environment

Woo-Sik Bae; Kun-Hee Han
June 2014
Advances in Natural & Applied Sciences;Jun2014, Vol. 8 Issue 6, p649
Academic Journal
With the recent advancement of RFID/USN system technology, implantable devices have drawn attention that enable people to receive medical services in different types of environment. Implantable medical devices transmit bio-data so that medical practitioners can examine patients' conditions precisely. However, the radio transmission section poses a risk of privacy invasion associated with the leakage of patients' personal medical information due to external hacking attacks. The present paper proposes an authentication protocol, which is safe against attacks with the RFID/USN technology applicable to implantable medical devices. Based on hash functions, the protocol applies hash operations to agent IDs, adopts session keys and random numbers to prevent re-encryption and proves safe against spoofing attacks, information exposure and eavesdropping attacks. As the formal verification tools, Casper/FDR was used here to verify the security of the proposed protocol.


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