Little Snitch Gets Update to Version 3.1

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Objective Development has released Little Snitch 3.1.

Little Snitch is a utility that enables users to monitor their wireless network and more. Here is a description of what it does:

Little Snitch informs you whenever a program attempts to establish an outgoing Internet connection. You can allow or deny these connections, or define rules to handle future attempts automatically. Little Snitch reliably prevents your private data from being sent out to the Internet without your knowledge.

The new version adds automatic profile switching. Here’s how that works:

This is where the new Automatic Profile Switching comes in. When you join a Wi-Fi network, plug in an Ethernet cable, or connect to a VPN, it basically does what it says on the box: it automatically switches to a certain profile.

It will switch your profile automatically when you in an unfamiliar area in order to prevent theft of your data or passwords sent over the network. This is because passwords can be stolen over a public network by people who have the right tools and know what they are doing. Not good.

[via Objective Development]

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