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Establishing a secure open-environment for using mobile agents in electronic commerce

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3 Author(s)
Marques, P.J. ; Dept. de Engenharia Inf., Coimbra Univ., Portugal ; Silva, L.M. ; Silva, J.G.

Although mobile agents are a promising technology, the large-scale deployment of agents and the existence of hosts running agencies will not happen until proper security mechanisms are well understood and implemented. When considering global open environments such as the Internet, mobile agents can be the victims of attacks by malicious hosts. We present a security framework that protects agents from interference of untrusted and potentially malicious hosts. The framework can be used to enable technologies such as electronic commerce, using the mobile agent paradigm in a secure and trustful way

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Agent Systems and Applications, 1999 and Third International Symposium on Mobile Agents. Proceedings. First International Symposium on

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1999