Leopard new feature: allow traffic per application?

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perspixe
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Leopard new feature: allow traffic per application?

Post by perspixe » Wed Oct 17, 2007 10:41 pm

Here what it says:
Application-Based Firewall
Gain more control over the built-in firewall. Specify the behavior of specific applications to either allow or block incoming connections.

from:
http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/300.html

Could Leopard take over the job done by Little Snitch??

Guest

Doubt It

Post by Guest » Wed Oct 17, 2007 10:54 pm

I doubt it. Apple typically releases software along this nature that is rudimentary, yet can be workable for most. Little Snitch users want more!

norbert
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Post by norbert » Fri Oct 19, 2007 10:51 am

The Mac OS X Firewall only monitors incoming connection attempts. It does not monitor outgoing connections, therefore it does not protect you against phoning home applications or trojans.

In contrast, Little Snitch allows you to block outgoing connections, which protects your data from being sent out to the Internet.

Since Little Snitch and the Mac OS X Firewall fulfill complementary tasks, we recommend that you run both: Little Snitch for connections originating at your own computer and the firewall to protect against attacks from outside.

perspixe
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Post by perspixe » Fri Oct 19, 2007 1:36 pm

thanks Norbert for pointing this out and making things clear.
The word "incoming" in the Apple statement is actually the point and why Little Snitch exists , to monitor the other way.

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