A Secure Route Structure for Information Gathering Agent

  • Tieyan Li
  • Chuk -Yang Seng
  • Kwok -Yan Lam
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1881)


Mobile agents are more likely to be launched over the Internet to collect information. However, an autonomous agent running on a host may suffer attacks if the host is malicious. Possible targets of attacks include: the collected information or the agent itself, including its route. In this paper, we propose a new secure route structure, which provides enhanced security and robust solution to protect an agent’s route. Besides security and robustness, the solution also offers features such as: flexibility in routing and high performance. In addition, we highlight areas where we can apply agents to collect information, with the use of the secure route structure: electronic commerce and intrusion detection system.


Detection Object Mobile Agent Shared Secret Intrusion Detection System Electronic Commerce 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tieyan Li
    • 1
  • Chuk -Yang Seng
    • 1
  • Kwok -Yan Lam
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Systems Security School of ComputingNational University of SingaporeSingapore

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