An implementation of self-protected mobile agents

@article{Ametller2004AnIO,
  title={An implementation of self-protected mobile agents},
  author={Joan Ametller and Sergi Robles and Jose A. Ortega-Ruiz},
  journal={Proceedings. 11th IEEE International Conference and Workshop on the Engineering of Computer-Based Systems, 2004.},
  year={2004},
  pages={544-549}
}
Traditional approaches to mobile agent code protection rely on platform-based cryptographic services, often based on PKI solutions. In this paper, we discuss some of their shortcomings, and propose a new architecture for secure mobile agents that addresses two outstanding issues: inter-platform portability and agent code protection. Existing solutions often introduce heavyweight frameworks, requiring a major reengineering of legacy systems and severely impeding portability and code reuse. We… CONTINUE READING

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