Security in Mobile Agent Systems

Security in Mobile Agent Systems

Chua Fang Fang (Multimedia University, Malaysia) and G. Radhamani (Multimedia University, Malaysia)
Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 14
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-054-7.ch198
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Agent technologies have grown rapidly in recent years as Internet usage has increased tremendously. Despite its numerous practical benefits and promises to provide an efficient way of mitigating complex distributed problems, mobile agent technology still lacks effective security measures, which severely restricts its scope of applicability. This chapter analyzes and synthesizes the different security threats and attacks that can possibly be imposed to mobile agent systems. The security solutions to resolve the problems and the research challenges in this field are presented.

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