The application of RFID as anti-counterfeiting technique : issues and opportunities

Faculty/Professorship: Information Systems and Energy Efficient Systems  
Author(s): Staake, Thorsten ; Michahelles, Florian; Fleisch, Elgar
Title of the compilation: RFID Technology and Applications
Editors: Miles, Stephen B.; Sarma, Sanjay E.; Williams, John R.
Publisher Information: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press
Year of publication: 2008
Pages: 157-168
ISBN: 9780511541155
Language(s): English
In industries including aerospace, pharmaceuticals, and perishables, as covered in the preceding chapters, counterfeit trade has developed into a severe problem. While established security features such as holograms, micro printings, and chemical markers do not seem to efficiently avert trade in illicit imitation products, RFID technology, with its potential to automate product authentications, may become a powerful tool to enhance brand and product protection. The following contribution aims at structuring the requirement definition for such a system by providing a non-formal attack model, and outlines several principal approaches to RFID-based solutions.
Type: Contribution to an Articlecollection
Year of publication: 23. April 2014