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Mutual protection of co-operating agents

: Roth, V.


Vitek, J.:
Secure internet programming. Security issues for mobile and distributed objects
Berlin: Springer, 1999 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science 1603)
ISBN: 3-540-66130-1
ISSN: 0302-9743
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Fraunhofer IGD ()
agent cooperation; distributed application; eCash; itinerary recording; malicious host; mobile agent security

Security is a fundamental precondition for the acceptance of mobile agent systems. In this paper we discuss protocols to improve agent security by distributing critical data and operations on mutually supporting agents which migrate in disjunct host domains. In order to attack agents, hosts must collude/conspire across domains. Proper selection of itineraries can minimize the risk of such coalitions being formed.