Security

A Hybrid Security Model for Mobile Agents in Distributed Systems

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Executive Summary

This paper focuses on the development of a hybrid security model for Mobile Agents (MAs) system in a distributed network environment using RSA and DSA. The MA computing vulnerabilities include authentication, secure messaging, certification, trusted third parties, non-repudiation and resource control. These vulnerabilities have prevented widespread adoption of mobile agent technology. The proposed framework is able to counter these threats as agents must be protected at the same time. The model is an attempt at overcoming these issues for efficient messaging and host security. The methodology adopted is an Object-Oriented System Analysis and Design (OOSAD). The new system is implemented using JAVA programming technologies and execute on any environment with appropriate JAVA Virtual Machine.

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