Hierarchal Model to Prevent DoS Attack in Mobile Agents

Provided by: International Journal of Computer Applications
Topic: Security
Format: PDF
Mobile agents are softwares migrating from one node to another to fulfill the task of its owner. Mobile agents are not properly utilized because of security concerns. One such concern is 'Denial of service', in it the malicious host might deny resources required by the agent and kill the agent, thus the result computed so far is lost and this might happen every time the agent visits any malicious host. This paper is an extension of the authors' work in it they extend the concept to hierarchical model by grouping similar hosts together and finally detects the malicious host to prevent Denial of Service Attack.

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