Homomorphic Encryption Scheme & Its Application for Mobile Agent Security

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Sachin Upadhye , P.G. Khot."Homomorphic Encryption Scheme & Its Application for Mobile Agent Security ". International Journal of P2P Network Trends and Technology (IJPTT), V3(6):36 - 39  Nov - Dec 2013, ISSN:2249-2615, www.ijpttjournal.org, Published by Seventh Sense Research Group.

Abstract

— Mobile agents (MA) are autonomous software entities that are able to migrate across heterogeneous network execution environments. Protection of Mobile agents is one of the most difficult problems in the area of mobile agent’s security. A security issues with mobile agents have not been solved and are becoming obstacles for the application of mobile agents. Four threat categories are identified for mobile agent: threats stemming from an agent attacking an agent platform, an agent platform attacking an agent, an agent attacking another agent on the agent platform, and other entities attacking the agent system Homomorphic encryption are a technique in which the encrypted mobile codes can be executed directly on different platforms without decryption. In this paper section introduce the basic part of cryptosystem. In next section explain theory related Homomorphic Encryption. Section III contain the application view of Homomorphic Encryption used for mobile agent security and last conclude the paper.

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Keywords

- Homomorphic encryption, mobile agent security, composite function