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Securing Mobile Agents for Survivable Systems
KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
2005 (English)In: Proceedings for the Internatioinal Information technnology conference IITC2005, 2005Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

We have what we have today because of the decisions and actions that we made in the past. Our lives and computer technology in the future will depend on the decisions and actions we make today about them. In future, it is very likely that we will be walking with Web servers in mobile phones, PDAs, or MP3 players or in whatever devices. There will be so much information from banks, insurance, government, health, nursery, and schools requiring instant response that will necessitate people to carry Web servers. People will be required to make different authorization and privacy decisions, which cannot wait. The amount of information and actions can necessitate the need for helping hands in the form of mobile software agents, which are forms of non-human computer secretaries. These can be used in diverse business areas like auctions, contract negotiations, stock trading, and money transfer. These agents will need to carry information and perform transactions securely. How do we secure software mobile agents? In this paper, we describe ways of securing mobile agents for survivable systems. We describe ways of protecting mobile agents and the information that they carry

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Software mobile agents, survivable systems, agent platforms, agent certifier, accountability
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Computer Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-34475OAI: diva2:421697
QC 20110609Available from: 2011-06-09 Created: 2011-06-09 Last updated: 2011-06-09Bibliographically approved

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