Title: A mobile agent protected scheme using pairing-based cryptosystems

Authors: Woei-Jiunn Tsaur, Chien-Hao Ho

Addresses: Department of Information Management, Da-Yeh University, Changhwa, Taiwan. ' Department of Information Management, Da-Yeh University, Changhwa, Taiwan

Abstract: This paper presents a proxy signature scheme to protect mobile agents from malicious agent hosts by using the proposed self-certified pairing-based public key cryptosystem. The proposed proxy signature scheme can protect a user|s privacy as stipulated in the contract. In addition, based on the proposed cryptosystem, we employ the proposed proxy signature scheme to design a proxy-authenticated encryption scheme so that the signature in the contract will satisfy the user|s restrictions and achieve non-repudiation of servers. As far as mobile agent security is concerned, the proposed schemes are to satisfy the security requirements of confidentiality, integrity, authenticity, and non-repudiation for mobile agents. We believe that the proposed mobile agent security schemes are suitable for practical applications in mobile-agent-based network environments.

Keywords: mobile agents; proxy signature; pairing-based cryptosystems; authenticated encryption scheme; self-certified public key cryptosystems; privacy; mobile agent security; networks.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMC.2005.005902

International Journal of Mobile Communications, 2005 Vol.3 No.2, pp.183 - 196

Published online: 23 Dec 2004 *

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