Home windows ransomware might make all of the headlines, however different platforms are susceptible too. The primary Mac ransomware was uncovered final 12 months, and it’s solely a matter of time earlier than the subsequent one strikes.

Little Flocker ($19.95) protects your Mac with a firewall-like file system monitor, enabling you to resolve which apps have entry to confidential information and system sources.

This system displays purposes, elevating alerts if one thing desires to learn or write a protected file. For those who don’t acknowledge the method otherwise you’re not presently making an attempt to entry that file, deny permission and the request shall be blocked.

For those who’re not sure concerning the request, it’s attainable to permit entry as soon as solely, or for the present session. And there’s additionally an “all the time permit entry” choice for trusted purposes, which ensures you received’t be hassled about them once more.

The possibilities are you’ll nonetheless see a flurry of popups after first putting in Little Flocker, however this system provides numerous modes to simplify operations.

You possibly can set a “Studying mode” to coach this system for brand new purposes, decreasing the variety of preliminary popups. There’s a “Easy mode” for non-technical customers, or a parental controls-like mode enforces strict guidelines on non-admin customers.

This system can even prohibit entry to your webcam by utility, and allows you to know when purposes are intercepting your keypresses and mouse clicks, or snooping your web connection.

Little Flocker’s free construct solely runs for as much as two hours per session, but it surely’s in any other case totally useful, you possibly can restart it as typically as you want, and it’ll by no means expire.

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For those who discover Little Flocker works for you, $19.99 will get you a house license for as much as 5 computer systems, $29.99 covers enterprise use on 1 pc.

Little Flocker is offered for OS X El Capitan (10.11) and macOS Sierra (10.12).