Environmental Key Generation towards Clueless Agents

J. Riordan and B. Schneier

Mobile Agents and Security, G. Vigna, ed., Springer-Verlag, 1998, pp. 15-24.

ABSTRACT: In this paper, we introduce a collection of cryptographic key constructions built from environmental data that are resistant to adversarial analysis and deceit. We expound upon their properties and discuss some possible applications; the primary envisioned use of these constructions is in the creation of mobile agents whose analysis does not reveal their exact purpose.

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