A Pessimistic approach to trust in mobile agent platforms

Uwe G. Wilhelm, Sebastian M. Staamann, Levente ButtyaÁn

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-48
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Internet Computing
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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