Securing Mobile Agents by Integrity-Based Encryption

Jaewon LEE  Seong-Min HONG  Hyunsoo YOON  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E88-D   No.9   pp.2102-2104
Publication Date: 2005/09/01
Online ISSN: 
DOI: 10.1093/ietisy/e88-d.9.2102
Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: Special Section LETTER (Special Section on Software Agent and Its Applications)
Category: 
Keyword: 
integrity-based encryption,  mobile agent protection,  malicious host problem,  

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Summary: 
The mobile agent paradigm is a promising technology to structure distributed applications. Since mobile agents physically move to a remote host that is under the control of a different principal, they need to be protected from this environment which is responsible for execution. In this paper, we provide a new cryptographic methodology of protecting mobile agents from unauthorized modification for the program code by malicious hosts.