A pivotal cause for the boom of Mobile Agent paradigm relies on the competence to ward off security attacks. This article surveys the prevalent attacks on the mobile agents and the agent platforms; the existing countermeasures and their curbs, catering threefold benefaction: First, to acquaint the researchers with numerous security requirements and the objectives. Second, to analyze the different detection and prevention mechanisms mitigating the security bottlenecks in Mobile Agents System. Third, to address the future security challenges. In a nutshell, this survey hands over a key to researchers who primarily target the security concerns of the mobile agent-based applications.
|Number of pages||45|
|Journal||ACM Computing Surveys|
|Publication status||Published - 26 Sept 2017|