Security in Mobile Agent System: Problems and Approaches

  title={Security in Mobile Agent System: Problems and Approaches},
  author={Kun Yang and Xingjie Guo and Dayou Liu},
  journal={Operating Systems Review},
Despite its many practical benefits, mobile agent technology results in significant new security threats from both malicious agents and hosts. This paper investigates the problems and approaches of mobile agent system, which shows that bi-directional and layered security model may be a good idea to resolve the security problems in mobile agent systems. Other topics about mobile agent security, such as constrained execution and virus detection, are also discussed. 
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