Little Snitch 2.0.2 Adds Ruleset Lock

Objective Development released Little Snitch 2.0.2 on Wednesday. The new version adds a toolbar icon to lock and unlock the rulesets to prevent rules from being changed by unauthorized users, improved scrolling performance and more.

The other major improvements in version 2.0.2 are:

  • The configuration program now quits automatically when the last window has been closed. Note that the Network Filter still operates in background, so it?s not necessary to keep the configuration application running. You can restart the configuration application at any time from your Applications folder.
  • Terminated processes are now marked grey (instead of red) and with a "terminated" keyword.
  • Fixed a problem under Leopard regarding the status icon (show window when hovering over icon).
  • Improved performance (fixed CPU usage problem when using BitTorrent clients and alike).

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.

Little Snitch 2.0.2 requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later including Leopard. A single user license is priced at US$24.95.

Objective Development pointed out that the "one seat" license is sufficient for an unlimited number of users on one machine. But you can also use the license on one additional portable computer, if you are the primary user of the desktop and the only user of the notebook.