Threats and Trusted Countermeasures, Usinga Security Protocol, in the Agent Space

Admassu, Tinbit (2008) Threats and Trusted Countermeasures, Usinga Security Protocol, in the Agent Space. Masters thesis, Addis Ababa.

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Mobile agent technology is a new paradigm of distributed computing, that models well some of services available in the net than other distributed computing approaches. Although this technology has generated considerable excitement in the research community, it has not been translated into a significant number of real-world applications due to a new dimensionality of security problems it brings along with it. Mobile agents are programs that can autonomously migrate from nodes to nodes in a computer network and perform a computation on the behalf of the user. It has a unique ability to transport itself from one system in a network to another. They work in conjunction with a mobile agent platform which provides appropriate execution environment for the mobile agent. This platform needs to be available at each potential host willing to entertain a visiting mobile agent. In this thesis all the background information on the concept of mobile agent is given. The security problem of mobile agent technology is of multidimensional. In this thesis the issue of hostile host towards a visiting agent is given due diligence: Malicious host problem. It is one of the most difficult problems to address. Threats emanating from malicious hosts are identified and a modified mobile agent computing model is proposed to prevent some of the threats. The proposed system design consists of components that provide support to the mobile agent while it is touring hosts in the agent space. It also protects the confidentiality and integrity of parts of the mobile agent.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: agents, mobile agents, malicious host problem, trusted nodes.
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Africana
Depositing User: Andriamparany Edilbert RANOARIVONY
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2018 10:00
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2018 10:00

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