A New Approach to Construct Secret Sharing Schemes Based on Field Extensions

Fatih Molla, Selda Çalkavur

Abstract

Secret sharing has been a subject of study since 1979. It is important that a secret key, passwords, information of the map of a secret place or an important formula must be kept
secret. The main problem is to divide the secret into pieces instead of storing the whole for a secret sharing. A secret sharing scheme is a way of distributing a secret among a nite set of people such that only some distinguished subsets of these subsets can recover the secret. The collection of these special subsets is called the access structure of the scheme.
In this paper, we propose a new approach to construct secret sharing schemes based on field extensions.

Keywords

Field extension, secret sharing, secret sharing scheme.

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