In the latest Firestarter, Rich, Mike, and Adrian discuss the latest controversial research to hit the news from HOPE and Black Hat. We start with a presentation by Jonathan Zdziarski on data recoverable using forensics on iOS. While technically accurate, we think the intent he ascribes intent to Apple shows a deeply flawed analysis. We then discuss a talk removed from Black Hat on de-anonymizing Tor. In this case it seems the researchers didn’t really understand the legal environment around them. Both cases are examples of great research gone a little awry.

And Rich talks about a snowball fight with a herd of elk. These things happen.