A Framework for One-Round Mobile Agent Transaction

Chi-Chao CHANG  Narn-Yih LEE  Tzonelih HWANG  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E87-B   No.7   pp.1883-1889
Publication Date: 2004/07/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Next Generation Networks Software)
Category: Security Issues
Keyword: 
mobile agent systems,  electronic commerce,  security,  undetachable signatures,  

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Summary: 
Mobile agent systems are essential in the next generation of electronic commercial applications. However, existing solutions for mobile agents to sign documents without user intervention are problematic because there is no restriction on who can generate the signatures. In this paper, we present a modified version of undetachable signature scheme with which the power to generate digital signatures can be designated to a neutral party. We also give a transaction model to support the scheme. Discussions regarding the security of the signature scheme as well as some attacks on its application in our model are presented too.