Mobile agent technologies such as Aglets and Telescript are being deployed on the Internet to support new approaches to distributed computing. Presently agent owners are facing a problem when they need to interact with an unknown and untrusted service provider that needs confidential information to complete a transaction. An approach is proposed that lets a service provide define a trust policy, which is actually enforced through an execution environment based on trusted and tamper-resistant hardware purchased from a third-party manufacturer.
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- Computer Networks and Communications