A New Approach based on Cryptography and XML Serialization for Mobile Agent Security

Hind Idrissi, Arnaud Revel, El Mamoun Souidi
2014 Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence  
Mobile agents are a special category of software entities, with the capacity to move between nodes of one or more networks. However, they are subject to deficiency of security, related particularly to the environments on which they land or other malicious agents they may meet on their paths. Security of mobile agents is divided into two parts, the first one relates to the vulnerabilities of the host environment receiving the agent, and the second one is concerning the malevolence of the agent
more » ... wards the host platform and other agents. In this paper, we will address the second part while trying to develop an hybrid solution combining the two parts. A solution for this security concern will be presented and performed .It involves the integration of cryptographic mechanisms such as Diffie-Hellman key exchange for authentication between the set (platform, agent) and the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) to communicate the data with confidentiality. These mechanisms are associated with XML serialization in order to ensure easy and persistent portability across the network, especially for non permanent connection.
doi:10.5220/0004812004030411 dblp:conf/icaart/IdrissiRS14 fatcat:gi7ibyu6zfea3lflpholc4v7fa