NFC Device Security and Privacy*
NFC Research Lab Hagenberg
geraldmadlmayr [dot] at
The aim of this paper is to show security measures for NFC use cases and devices. We
give a brief overview over NFC technology and evaluate currently available devices and
their implementation of NFC operating modes. Out of this technology review we derive
different use cases and applications based on NFC technology. Based on the use cases we
show assets and interfaces of an NFC devices that could be a possible target of an
attacker. In the following we apply different attacks against the operation modes to show
how applications and devices could be protected against such attacks. The information
collected is consolidated in a general threat model giving guidelines on how to improve
security and deal with privacy issues. This allows to implement NFC technology in a
secure way for the end consumer.
*This work was published in the IEEE Proceedings.