Survey of Computer Trust and Reputation Models - The Literature Overview

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Executive Summary

P2P networks have been rapidly spread in the last few years. Nevertheless, together with its fast development, many security threats have also appeared, compromising sensitive information and promoting frauds in electronic transactions Trust and Reputation management has arisen as one of the most innovative and accurate solutions to most of these threats. By using a trust and reputation model a peer who wants to interact with another peer in the community has more information and, therefore, more opportunities to select the right partner to have a transaction with, rather than with a fraudulent one. The paper presents a description of some of the most representative trust and reputation models for P2P networks.

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