1722 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Mar 20, 2011 7:08 AM by etresoft
Read the data in the Little Snitch website. It does not
protects your private data from being sent out.
It warns you when an app is trying to communicate with somewhere on the internet. It makes no call about the nature of the data being sent. Pretty much every app on your Mac reaches out onto the Internet at some point - even for basic things like Update checks. Little Snitch will warn you about most of those.
Good suggestions here.
Usually these forums are for Apple apps, not the 3rd party apps.
Define why you need 'Little Snitch." Can its developer REALLY tell you why you need it?
You may be creating a need you really don't have, based on a misamic concern about the web.
I've tried it, but never really made sense of what good it was doing me. Too many alerts to
fine tune & manage, I found. Simply telling you about connections, without any real sense of whether they were malicious or normal.
So do you think I should get it? What's your opinion?
I like it because it prevents spam e-mail from "phoning home". You can tell Mail to disable loading all images, but you can't be selective. Little Snitch lets me be selective.
The default settings allow most standard applications to do what they need to. Little Snitch doesn't block normal Safari connections, for example, unless you configure it to do so.