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Title: Secure agent data integrity shield
Authors: Guan, SU
Yang, Y
Keywords: Mobile agent;Agent security;Agent integrity;Data integrity;Electronic commerce
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Electronic Commerce and Research Applications. 3 (3): 311-326
Abstract: In the rapidly expanding field of E-Commerce, mobile agent is the emerging technology that addresses the requirement of intelligent filtering/processing of information. This paper will address the area of mobile agent data integrity protection. We propose the use of Secure Agent Data Integrity Shield (SADIS) as a scheme that protects the integrity of data collected during agent roaming. With the use of a key seed negotiation protocol and integrity protection protocol, SADIS protects the secrecy as well as the integrity of agent data. Any illegal data modification, deletion, or insertion can be detected either by the subsequent host or the agent butler. Most important of all, the identity of each malicious host can be established. To evaluate the feasibility of our design, a prototype has been developed using Java. The result of benchmarking shows improvement both in terms of data and time efficiency.
ISSN: 1567-4223
Appears in Collections:Electronic and Computer Engineering
Dept of Electronic and Computer Engineering Research Papers

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