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Protecting co-operating mobile agents against malicious hosts

Endsuleit, Regine; Mie, Thilo

Abstract:

We propose a security model for open multi-agent systems. Given
a user-defined task T, we generate a set of mobile agents which
realize a common functionality that solves T. Those agents
co-operate with each other and build an autonomous community.
Using a scheme for secure distributed computations, this
community is able to perform secure computations without
requiring interaction with a trusted party. For this paper, we
have chosen Canetti's model for secure multi-party computations.
Unfortunately, the problems arising from the migration of agents
are not covered by this technique. We present an extended model
that offers a solutions to this. Thus, we yield guarantees for
confidentiality of secret data, detection of unauthorised code
and data changes, reestablishment of corrupted agents and
prevention from malicious routing.


Volltext §
DOI: 10.5445/IR/8552002
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Fakultät für Informatik – Institut für Algorithmen und Kognitive Systeme (IAKS)
Publikationstyp Buch
Publikationsjahr 2002
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator urn:nbn:de:swb:90-AAA85520026
KITopen-ID: 8552002
Erscheinungsvermerk Karlsruhe 2002. (Interner Bericht. Fakultät für Informatik, Universität Karlsruhe. 2002,8.)
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