A mobile agent system could be attacked by malicious agents, platforms and third parties. Mobile agents simply offer greater opportunities for abuse and misuse, which broadens the scale of threats significantly. In addition, since mobile agents have some unique characteristics such as their mobility, security problems have become more complicated in these systems. These security problems have become a bottleneck in the development and maintenance of mobile agent systems, especially in security sensitive applications such as electronic commerce. This book introduces the concept and structure of mobile agent systems and discusses various attacks and countermeasures. The emphasis is on the formal modeling and analysis of secure mobile agent systems and their applications.
Mobile Agent System; Attack and Countermeasure; Security Issues in a Mobile Agent System; Formal Models; A Formal Framework of a Generic Secure Mobile Agent System; Translating the EEOS Model to Colored Petri Net Model; Simulation and Analysis of the Extended Elementary Object System Model of a Secure Mobile Agent System; A Case Study in Electronic Commerce; A Case Study in E-Auction System.