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Certificates for Mobile Code Security

Certificates for Mobile Code Security
Certificates for Mobile Code Security
The problem of protecting mobile code from malicious hosts is an important security issue, for which many solutions have been proposed. We describe a method to adapt an existing technique, execution tracing, to enhance its flexibility in deployment for a large scale mobile agent system. This is achieved through the introduction of a trusted third party, the verification server, which undertakes the verification of execution traces on behalf of the platform launching the agent. The server constructs a certificate that testifies to the capability of a particular host platform to undertake the correct execution of a mobile agent. In this sense, the server assumes a role analogous of a Certificate Authority (CA) in a PKI. We briefly discuss the issues associated with such a framework.
1-58113-445-2
76-81
Tan, Hock Kim
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Moreau, Luc
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Tan, Hock Kim
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Moreau, Luc
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Tan, Hock Kim and Moreau, Luc (2002) Certificates for Mobile Code Security. The 17th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC'2002) --- Track on Agents, Interactions, Mobility and Systems. pp. 76-81 .

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Abstract

The problem of protecting mobile code from malicious hosts is an important security issue, for which many solutions have been proposed. We describe a method to adapt an existing technique, execution tracing, to enhance its flexibility in deployment for a large scale mobile agent system. This is achieved through the introduction of a trusted third party, the verification server, which undertakes the verification of execution traces on behalf of the platform launching the agent. The server constructs a certificate that testifies to the capability of a particular host platform to undertake the correct execution of a mobile agent. In this sense, the server assumes a role analogous of a Certificate Authority (CA) in a PKI. We briefly discuss the issues associated with such a framework.

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Published date: March 2002
Additional Information: Event Dates: March 2002
Venue - Dates: The 17th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC'2002) --- Track on Agents, Interactions, Mobility and Systems, 2002-03-01
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 256400
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/256400
ISBN: 1-58113-445-2
PURE UUID: cea2554b-b670-4530-8cf8-bcf499f91cce
ORCID for Luc Moreau: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3494-120X

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Date deposited: 22 Mar 2002
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 13:03

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Author: Hock Kim Tan
Author: Luc Moreau ORCID iD

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