Mandatory Access Control

I’ve been using Objective Development’s Little Snitch for almost as long as I’ve been using a Mac; it lets me selectively deny outgoing internet connections based on a number of criteria, which lets me lock down what apps are allowed to talk to places on the network - local or internet.

Intego’s VirusBarrier X6 can also do this to a lesser extent, but it’s not as refined as Little Snitch, nor does it allow much in the way of ‘this program can only connect to this host, using this protocol and this port’.

I’ve recently become aware of a different app: Hands Off!, which appears to do everything Little Snitch does, but it adds a couple of new things. Read More...