## Optimal Black-Box Secret Sharing over Arbitrary Abelian Groups (2002)

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Venue: | In Proc. of CRYPTO '02, LNCS 2442 |

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@INPROCEEDINGS{Cramer02optimalblack-box,

author = {Ronald Cramer and Serge Fehr},

title = {Optimal Black-Box Secret Sharing over Arbitrary Abelian Groups},

booktitle = {In Proc. of CRYPTO '02, LNCS 2442},

year = {2002},

pages = {272--287},

publisher = {Springer-Verlag}

}

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Abstract. A black-box secret sharing scheme for the threshold access structure Tt,n is one which works over any finite Abelian group G. Briefly, such a scheme differs from an ordinary linear secret sharing scheme (over, say, a given finite field) in that distribution matrix and reconstruction vectors are defined over Z and are designed independently of the group G from which the secret and the shares are sampled. This means that perfect completeness and perfect privacy are guaranteed regardless of which group G is chosen. We define the black-box secret sharing problem as the problem of devising, for an arbitrary given Tt,n, a scheme with minimal expansion factor, i.e., where the length of the full vector of shares divided by the number of players n is minimal. Such schemes are relevant for instance in the context of distributed cryptosystems based on groups with secret or hard to compute group order. A recent example is secure general multi-party computation over black-box rings. In 1994 Desmedt and Frankel have proposed an elegant approach to the black-box secret sharing problem based in part on polynomial interpolation over cyclotomic number fields. For arbitrary given Tt,n with 0 < t < n − 1, the expansion factor of their scheme is O(n). This is the best previous general approach to the problem. Using certain low degree integral extensions of Z over which there exist pairs of sufficiently large Vandermonde matrices with co-prime determinants, we construct, for arbitrary given Tt,n with 0 < t < n − 1, a black-box secret sharing scheme with expansion factor O(log n), which we show is minimal. 1

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