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A wall without a hole

It seems that Apple is willing to admit mistakes. The unfortunate hole in the wall that raised a lot of privacy and security concerns in the Mac community appears to get closed in the upcoming version 11.2 of macOS Big Sur, allowing third-party firewalls like Little Snitch to reliably monitor and filter any network traffic again.

Thanks Apple for listening!

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A hole in the wall

Apple on Privacy: Privacy is a fundamental human right. At Apple, it’s also one of our core values. Your devices are important to so many parts of your life. What you share from those experiences, and who you share »

Little Snitch and the Deprecation of Kernel Extensions

You probably came here because your Mac showed a message telling you that software from “Objective Development Software GmbH” (Little Snitch) loaded a system extension that will no longer be compatible with a future version of macOS and that you »

macOS 10.15.1 Update Fixes Kernel Prelinking

The initial release of macOS Catalina caused trouble for a lot of Little Snitch users. Updating an existing version of Little Sntich would almost always lead to a dreaded “Version Mismatch” error being shown after restarting your Mac. We documented »

How Kernel Prelinking Works on macOS Catalina (or not)

Update on October 30, 2019: This issue is fixed in macOS 10.15.1.In this article we’d like to outline some technical details about how the installation of a kernel extension works on macOS Catalina, about potential pitfalls »

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