Dr. Rob D’Ovidio

 
 
 
 
 

I contribute regularly to news stories concerning computer-related crimes and surveillance technologies. In the past, I have been interviewed on the following topics:

  1. Computer Facilitated Sexual Exploitation of Children

  2. Identity Theft and Cyberfraud

  3. Cyberstalking, Online Harassment, and Cyberbullying

  4. Computer & Network Intrusions

  5. Intellectual Property Theft (including Copyright Infringement)

  6. Surveillance Technologies (including RFID)

  7. Cell Phones and Crime

 

To schedule an interview please contact the Drexel University News Bureau at (215) 895-6741.  You may also contact me directly at (215) 895-1803 or rd64@drexel.edu.

Media Interviews

Recent Interviews

Past Interviews

Note: dates correspond to date of broadcast or print release.


WPVI-TV ABC Television, Topic – Use of the Internet by terrorist groups – “Internet: A Recruiting Tool for Terrorists.” March 11, 2010.


WPVI-TV ABC Television, Topic – Privacy concerns and legality of surveillance through webcams – “Webcam Spy Case Could See Resolution.” March 10, 2010.


WPVI-TV ABC Television, Topic – Geo-location social networking services – “Next Generation of Online Networking.” March 10, 2010.


WCAU-TV NBC Television, Topic – Phishing fraud schemes involving cell phone text messages – “Watch Out, Texters: You May get Smished.” February 12, 2010.


WPVI-TV ABC Television, Topic – Safety, Privacy, and Security on Social Networking Sites – “Protecting Yourself and Your Facebook Friends.” January 14, 2010.


KYW-TV CBS Television, Topic – Fraudulent Requests for Donations Through Social Media – “Haitians Reach Out Through Social Media.” January 13, 2010.


WPVI-TV ABC Television, Topic – Provocative Images/Videos of Women Posted Online without Permission -  “Special Report: Warning to Women.” November 23, 2009.


WCAU-TV NBC Television, Topic – Hijacking Twitter Accounts - “Investigation: Who's Posing as Mayor Nutter on Twitter.” September 4, 2009.


WPVI-TV ABC Television, Topic – Cell Phone Video Camera and Invasion of Privacy – “Teenager Accused of Classroom Voyeurism.” July 28, 2009.


WPVI-TV ABC Television, Topic – Phishing Fraud and Hacking – “Local Facebook Users Accounts Hacked.” June 3, 2009.


WPVI-TV ABC Television, Topic – Credit Card Skimming and Fraud – “Skimming Operation Targets Restaurants.” May 6, 2009.


WCAU-TV NBC Television, Topic – Internet-Based Prank Calls to 911 Call Centers - “Frantic 911 Call Investigation.” February 17, 2009.


WHYY Radio, Radio Times, Topic – Email Security, Workplace Monitoring, and Privacy. July 28, 2008.


Comcast CN8 Television, Its Your Call with Lynn Doyle, Topic – Email Account Security and Vulnerabilities. June 9, 2008.


The Philadelphia Inquirer, Topic – Computer Network Intrusion and Data Breach – “After Hacking Incident, Downingtown Hosts Cyber Session.” May 29, 2008.


Chester Daily Local, Topic – Computer Network Intrusion and Data Breach – “Locals Roar Over Hacker Case.” May 29, 2008.


WPVI-TV ABC Television, Topic – Computer Network Intrusion and Data Breach. May 17, 2008.


WPVI-TV ABC Television, Topic – Computer Network Intrusion and Data Breach – “Teen Hackers Breaches School District’s Computers.” May 16, 2008.


The Philadelphia Inquirer, Topic – Wireless Networks and Crime – “Wireless Signals Can be Tapped by Others.”  February 7, 2008.


The Triangle, Topic – Preventing Identity Theft. February 1, 2008.


The Triangle, Topic – Identity Theft Varies in Nature. February 1, 2008.


The Triangle, Topic – Safety on Facebook and other Social Networking Websites under Scrutiny by the NY State Attorney General. September 28, 2007.


WPVI-TV ABC Television, Topic – Internet Privacy and Social Networking Websites. July 12, 2007.


The Triangle, Topic – Cyberstalking Increasing on University Campuses. June 1, 2007.


KYW 1060-AM CBS News Radio, Topic – RFID-Enabled Passports and Security. January 23, 2007


WCAU-TV NBC Television, Topic – Security and RFID-Enabled Passports. January 7, 2007. (Note: This story was broadcasted by 43 NBC television affiliates)


KXAN-TV NBC Television, Topic - Passports Gaining Electronic Chips. January 5, 2007.


WIS-TV NBC Television, Topic – Government Embedding Chips into Passport. January 5, 2007.


WCAU-TV NBC Television, Topic – Security Risks and Benefits of RFID Enabled Passports. January 3, 2007.


The Triangle, Topic - Consumer fraud and online shopping during the holidays. December 8, 2006.


WCAU-TV NBC Television, Topic – Identity Theft and Shopping Online. December 6, 2006.


KYW 1060-AM CBS News Radio, Topic – RFID Enabled Credit Cards and Fraud. December 6, 2006.


Drexelink, Topic – Tips for Avoiding Identity Theft.  December 4, 2006.


KYW 1060-AM CBS News Radio, Topic- Avoiding Internet Fraud During the Holiday Shopping Season. November 24, 2006.


WPVI-TV ABC Television, Topic – Online Dating Safety. October 31, 2006.


WPVI-TV ABC Television, Topic – Online Dating Service used by Rapist to Target Victims. October 30, 2006.


WPVI-TV ABC Television, Topic – Chase Bank Credit Card Account Data Lost. September 7, 2006.


The Triangle, Topic – Phishing and advanced-fee fraud. August 25, 2006.


The Daily Pennsylvanian, Topic – Government surveillance. July 27, 2006.


WCAU-TV NBC Television, Topic – Identity theft.  July 23, 2006.


WCAU-TV NBC Television, Topic – Social networking sites and identity theft. July 19, 2006.


WPVI-TV ABC Television, Topic – Online child predators and social networking websites.  May 3, 2006.


WPVI-TV ABC Television, Topic – Identity theft and personal safety practices. March 14, 2006.


The Triangle, Topic – Cybercrime institute at Drexel. December 9, 2005.


The Triangle, Topic – Cyberfraud and avoiding online shopping fraud using security measures. December 9, 2005.


KYW 1060-AM CBS News Radio, Topic- Cyber Crime Research Institute established at Drexel.  November 29, 2005


Wired Magazine News, Topic – Investigative tools to assist law enforcement apprehend child sexual predators who use the Internet to lure children. September 20, 2005


Philadelphia Inquirer, Topic – Safety issues concerning websites that match up victims of hurricane Katrina with people who are willing to take these victims into their houses for temporary shelter.  September 8, 2005


Comcast CN8 Television News, Topic- Electronic monitoring and house arrest related to Martha Stewart case.  March 4, 2005


KYW 1060-AM CBS News Radio, Topic- Electronic monitoring and house arrest related to Martha Stewart case.  March 4, 2005