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A Python based Approach to Enhance Security using Secret Sharing Scheme

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International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2014 by IJCA Journal
Volume 89 - Number 11
Year of Publication: 2014
Authors:
Siyaram Gupta
Madhu Sharma
10.5120/15673-4421

Siyaram Gupta and Madhu Sharma. Article: A Python based Approach to Enhance Security using Secret Sharing Scheme. International Journal of Computer Applications 89(11):4-7, March 2014. Full text available. BibTeX

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	author = {Siyaram Gupta and Madhu Sharma},
	title = {Article: A Python based Approach to Enhance Security using Secret Sharing Scheme},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2014},
	volume = {89},
	number = {11},
	pages = {4-7},
	month = {March},
	note = {Full text available}
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Abstract

Privacy of the information is one of the major issues in digital world. However it is responsibility of the owner of the information to secure it from disclosure and unauthorized access. The main motivation behind this protocol is to ensures individual privacy along with integrity of the information. To achieve such security requirements a sharing scheme formally known as secret sharing scheme is proposed. According to this well-known (k, n) threshold scheme at-least k shareholders must gather to regenerate the secret [2]. The Lagrange interpolation polynomial used to construct the shares for participants [3] in this proposed concept. Secret sharing is a method for distributing a piece of secrets amongst a group of individuals, each of which is allotted some share related to the secret. The secret can only be reconstructed according to its threshold value. Python is used to implement the concept of secret sharing scheme because of its ease of use and huge collection of functions, libraries and modules. It is easy to generate and use polynomials using python.

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