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NFCGate: An NFC Relay Application for Android

Maass, Max and Müller, Uwe and Schons, Tom and Wegemer, Daniel and Schulz, Matthias (2015):
NFCGate: An NFC Relay Application for Android.
In: Proceedings of the 8th ACM Conference on Security \& Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks, In: ACM WiSec'15, New York, June 24-26th, 2015, In: WiSec, [Online-Edition: https://tuprints.ulb.tu-darmstadt.de/5414/],
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Abstract

Near Field Communication (NFC) is a technology widely used for security-critical applications like access control or payment systems. Many of these systems rely on the security assumption that the card has to be in close proximity to communicate with the reader. We developed NFCGate, an Android application capable of relaying NFC communication between card and reader using two rooted but otherwise unmodified Android phones. This enables us to increase the distance between card and reader, eavesdrop on, and even modify the exchanged data. The application should work for any system built on top of ISO 14443-3 that is not hardened against relay attacks, and was successfully tested with a popular contactless card payment system and an electronic passport document.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Erschienen: 2015
Creators: Maass, Max and Müller, Uwe and Schons, Tom and Wegemer, Daniel and Schulz, Matthias
Title: NFCGate: An NFC Relay Application for Android
Language: English
Abstract:

Near Field Communication (NFC) is a technology widely used for security-critical applications like access control or payment systems. Many of these systems rely on the security assumption that the card has to be in close proximity to communicate with the reader. We developed NFCGate, an Android application capable of relaying NFC communication between card and reader using two rooted but otherwise unmodified Android phones. This enables us to increase the distance between card and reader, eavesdrop on, and even modify the exchanged data. The application should work for any system built on top of ISO 14443-3 that is not hardened against relay attacks, and was successfully tested with a popular contactless card payment system and an electronic passport document.

Title of Book: Proceedings of the 8th ACM Conference on Security \& Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks
Series Name: WiSec
Uncontrolled Keywords: Near Field Communication, Relay Attack, Android
Divisions: 20 Department of Computer Science
20 Department of Computer Science > Sichere Mobile Netze
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LOEWE > LOEWE-Zentren
LOEWE > LOEWE-Zentren > CASED – Center for Advanced Security Research Darmstadt
Event Title: ACM WiSec'15
Event Location: New York
Event Dates: June 24-26th, 2015
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2016 19:55
Official URL: https://tuprints.ulb.tu-darmstadt.de/5414/
URN: urn:nbn:de:tuda-tuprints-54148
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