Integrity of mobile agents: a new approach

Aneta Zwierko, Zbigniew Kotulski
2007 International Journal of Network Security  
The recent developments in the mobile technology (mobile phones, middleware) created a need for new methods of protecting the code transmitted through the network. The oldest and the simplest mechanisms concentrate more on integrity of the code itself and on the detection of unauthorized manipulation. The newer solutions not only secure the compiled program, but also the data, that can be gathered during its journey and even the execution state. Some other approaches base on prevention rather
more » ... an detection. This paper describes a new idea of securing mobile agents. The presented method protects all: the code, the data and the execution state. The proposal is based on a zero-knowledge proof system and a secure secret sharing scheme, two powerful cryptographic primitives. The paper also includes security analysis of the new method and comparison to currently most widespread solutions.
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