Europay MasterCard Visa (EMV) Tokenisation specification details how the risk involved in Personal Account Number (PAN) compromise can be prevented by using tokenisation. In this paper, we identify two main potential problem areas that raise concerns about the security of tokenised EMV contactless mobile payments, especially when the same token also called a static token is used to pay for all transactions. We then discuss five associated attack scenarios that would let an adversary compromise payment transactions. It is paramount to address these security concerns to secure tokenised payments, which is the main focus of the paper. We propose a solution that would enhance the security of this process when a smart phone is used to make a tokenised contactless payment. In our design, instead of using a static token in every transaction, a new dynamic token and a token cryptogram is used. The solution is then analysed against security and protocol objectives. Finally the proposed protocol is subjected to mechanical formal analysis using Scyther which did not find any feasible attacks within the bounded state space.
|Title of host publication||Radio Frequency Identification and IoT Security|
|Subtitle of host publication||RFIDSec 2016|
|Editors||G Hancke, K Markantonakis|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 20 Jul 2017|
|Name|| Lecture Notes in Computer Science|