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Little Snitch 5.1 Beta

Objective Development (tweet):

There has been a lot of turmoil about Apple excluding some of their own processes from third party firewalls. This release focuses on the problem and adds an option to uncover whitelisted connections in Network Monitor.

It cannot block them, however.

Previously:

Update (2021-01-04): Murus (via Leo):

For the brave of you who like experimental software: Exclusions Blaster for #macOS #BigSur Monitor and block processes included in Content Filter Exclusion List.

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There is now a much better alternative to the clunky workaround I outlined previously[1] or even the Little Snitch 4.6 steps for Big Sur[2]: Exclusions Blaster[3], from the maker of Murus and Vallum. It does not require rebooting, disabling any macOS security features, etc.

[1] https://tinyapps.org/blog/202010210700_whose_computer_is_it.html
[2] https://www.obdev.at/support/littlesnitch/245913651253917
[3] https://www.vallumfirewall.com/eblaster/

Thanks for that Miles!

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