International Journal of Recent Technology and Engineering (IJRTE)
In the last few years, the internet, and in particular its most prominent offspring, the WWW, has become highly accepted. In spite of its much practical profit, mobile agent technology results in significant new security threats from both malicious agents and hosts. In this paper, the authors explore the approaches and problems of mobile agent system, which shows that layered security and bi-directional model, may be a good initiative to resolve the security problems in mobile agent systems. Other topics about mobile agent security, such as virus detection and constrained execution are also discussed.