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An Efficient Approach for Mobile Agent Security

by Pankaj Mehta, Divya Bisht, Nripesh Kumar
International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Volume 107 - Number 6
Year of Publication: 2014
Authors: Pankaj Mehta, Divya Bisht, Nripesh Kumar
10.5120/18756-0015

Pankaj Mehta, Divya Bisht, Nripesh Kumar . An Efficient Approach for Mobile Agent Security. International Journal of Computer Applications. 107, 6 ( December 2014), 21-25. DOI=10.5120/18756-0015

@article{ 10.5120/18756-0015,
author = { Pankaj Mehta, Divya Bisht, Nripesh Kumar },
title = { An Efficient Approach for Mobile Agent Security },
journal = { International Journal of Computer Applications },
issue_date = { December 2014 },
volume = { 107 },
number = { 6 },
month = { December },
year = { 2014 },
issn = { 0975-8887 },
pages = { 21-25 },
numpages = {9},
url = { https://ijcaonline.org/archives/volume107/number6/18756-0015/ },
doi = { 10.5120/18756-0015 },
publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
address = {New York, USA}
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Abstract

Mobile agent technology provide a computing infrastructure in which a program in the form of a software agent can run at any host, suspend its execution, transfer itself to another host and resume execution at the new host. As the agent migrated between multiple hosts that are trusted to different degrees causes new security threats from malicious agents and hosts. Mobile applications must balance security requirements with the help of available security mechanism in order to meet application level security goals. In this paper a new security mechanism is proposed to protect the agent from attacks. In this proposed mechanism the mobile code will be encrypted using Triple DES before it starts traversing in the network so that only authenticated hosts can read the current data and state of the mobile agent.

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Index Terms

Computer Science
Information Sciences

Keywords

Mobile Agent security issues security requirements protecting agent platform protecting agent Triple DES