Protecting Free Roaming Agents against Result-Truncation Attack

TitleProtecting Free Roaming Agents against Result-Truncation Attack
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsJ. Zhou, J. A. Onieva, and J. Lopez
Conference Name60th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC’04)
PublisherIEEE Vehicular Technology Society Press
Keywordscryptographic protocol, mobile agent, Secure electronic commerce

Mobile agents are especially useful in electronic commerce, for both wired and wireless environments. Nevertheless, there are still many security issues on mobile agents to be addressed, for example, data confidentiality, non-repudiability, forward privacy, publicly verifiable forward integrity, insertion defense, truncation defense, etc. One of the hardest security problems for free roaming agents is truncation defense where two visited hosts (or one revisited host) can collude to discard the partial results collected between their respective visits. We present a new scheme satisfying those security requirements, especially protecting free roaming agents against result-truncation attack.

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