Free Video Tutorial: Little Snitch 6 - Apple Mac, iPad & iPhone Tutorials from ScreenCastsOnline

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Little Snitch from Objective Development has been safeguarding your Mac's exposure to the internet for over 20 years. However firewall software, by its very nature, can be confusing and often requires a knowledge of ports and protocols to achieve the results you need. The latest version of Little Snitch helps solve this problem, with an easy to understand interface and a Network Monitor view that makes it easy to allow and deny individual applications and processes from accessing resources externally.

In this video, Lee walks you through the basics of setting up Rules, Rule Groups, implementing Block Lists, and setting up different Profiles that will apply different rules dependent on your location, work mode, even based on the network you're currently on.

Little Snitch 6 requires macOS Sonoma or newer.

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The full tutorial covers:

  • Overview and Pricing [00:01:06]
  • Default Alerting and Rule Groups [00:03:40]
  • Network Monitor [00:05:24]
  • The Rule Configurator Interface [00:12:48]
  • Anatomy of a Rule [00:19:15]
  • Stacking Rules [00:21:49]
  • Alerting Modes [00:24:44]
  • Custom Rule Groups [00:27:17]
  • Blocklists [00:30:19]
  • Using Profiles [00:31:45]
  • Networks [00:35:21]

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Little Snitch - Developer Site

Video Tutorial Comments

(5 comments posted)

Wilson Gary

Excellent overview because this is a very intimidating app for the layperson with a lot of networking jargon terms. The blocking lists are a good starting point for the novice, but no one seems to have any good answer on what to do with blocking lists, ie how many to use. I have only recently revisited little snitch so you screencast was timely. I have been staggered from time to time about how much data some web services want to extract - it sometimes seems over the top - they must have very diligent or pedantic IT guys. Once again a really useful screencast on a difficult app to illustrate. No doubt the Little Snitch developers will be very pleased you have done this expose!

Wilson Gary

Excellent overview because this is a very intimidating app for the layperson with a lot of networking jargon terms. The blocking lists are a good starting point for the novice, but no one seems to have any good answer on what to do with blocking lists, ie how many to use. I have only recently revisited little snitch so you screencast was timely. I have been staggered from time to time about how much data some web services want to extract - it sometimes seems over the top - they must have very diligent or pedantic IT guys. Once again a really useful screencast on a difficult app to illustrate. No doubt the Little Snitch developers will be very pleased you have done this expose!

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Lee Garrett

Thanks Gary. Really appreciate that.

It's an app that's been sitting there for a while as I tried to work out the best way to approach as you rightly say, it can be daunting and as I have a network background, it would be easy for me to get carried away and run down a techy rabbit-hole so pleased to hear you think it landed OK.

And yes, Little Snitch devs are happy too!

Wilson Gary

It would be good to have second go at this with tips and tricks.

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Lee Garrett

Added to the list. Perhaps a use-case/scenario based example too.

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