A Hybrid Approach for Protecting Mobile Agents Against Malicious Hosts

  • Kanduru Phani Kumar
  • V. Purna Chandra Rao
Part of the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems book series (LNNS, volume 103)


The mobile agent devices must be part of any static or dynamic network structure for making the complete network and application functioning. In case of the static networks, the application host distributes specific security protocols for securing the mobile nodes. However, in case of the dynamic networks, the client nodes are directed to select the host nodes for making the application operational. During this process, the host can determine the connectivity of the mobile client nodes based on various authentication schemes. Nevertheless, the mobile nodes cannot justify the authenticity of the hosts. Hence, a good amount of changes persists to get connected to a malicious host node for any client nodes. During this kind of situations, the malicious host node can not only tamper the data, but also de-structure the complete network. Henceforth, this work proposes a novel throughput securing and optimization strategy to protect the network throughput during malicious host connections. This work also proposes malicious host connection fault detection in mobile agents using 2ACK plan. In this paper, we have implanted some security concerns with 2ACK to verify secrecy of the message by confirming first hash code with the objective hash code created. Nevertheless, due to the nature of battery power devices in the network for mobility device agents and WSN, the power consumption of the routing protocols also to be considered for the betterment of the routing algorithms. Henceforth, the energy efficiency became the most important criteria for performance evaluation to be considered. Thus, this work evaluates the performance of routing algorithms for highly dense mobility device agent’s architecture. The major outcome of this work is to propose a novel safe host-based algorithm with lesser energy consumption and evaluates improvements over the existing systems.


Mobility agent security Routing security Communication security Energy efficiency Reduced complexity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kanduru Phani Kumar
    • 1
  • V. Purna Chandra Rao
    • 2
  1. 1.Research Scholar, Department of Computer ScienceDravidian UniversityKuppamIndia
  2. 2.CSEMLR Institute of TechnologyHyderabadIndia

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