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May 18, 2018

In an essay in The Conversation, two experts from MSU explain that others may be making money off your computer’s memory, processor power, and electricity.

An essay co-written by two from Computer Science & Engineering is trending nationally 

An essay written by two Spartan Engineers in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering is trending in national publications.

Computer science PhD student Pranshu Bajpai and Richard Enbody, associate professor of computer science and engineering co-wrote an essay for The Conversation on cryptojacking or the secret use of your computing device to mine cryptocurrency. 

Cryptojacking is an offshoot of the rising popularity of cryptocurrencies, like bitcoin. 

In their essay in The Conversation, they explain that others may be making money off your computer’s memory, processor power, and electricity. 

See how in “Cryptojacking spreads across the web” at The Conversation.

Media that have published the essay include:

Pranshu Bajpai, PhD student in computer science and engineeringInternational Business Times
Los Angeles Times
Scientific American

Founded in 2010, The Conversation is an independent, not-for-profit media outlet that uses content sourced from the academic and research community.

 Richard Enbody, associate professor of computer science and engineering