Jonathan Zdziarski’s Little Flocker - Mac security utility gobbled up by F Secure

Jonathan Zdziarski’s Little Flocker – Mac Security Utility Gobbled up by F-Secure

It all came as a surprise when former jailbreak developer Jonathan Zdziarski and creator of Little Flocker, security researcher joined Apple. As he joined Apple’s Security Engineering and Architecture team he sells his Little Flocker to F-Secure. The amount for which it is bought is still disguised.

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Mac is no more secure

Mac has always been preferred over Windows due to its secure interface, but that is no longer the case anymore. Apple’s popularity among developers, senior-level executives is attracting cybercriminals and cyberespionage groups. It is no longer secure against Ransomware, backdoors and other software vulnerabilities.

Little Flocker has been a useful tool in protecting Mac, as it helps to protect against malicious software. It provides real-time protection against threats and unauthorized access.

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What is Little Flocker?

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It is a utility which acts as system firewall, helps to keep personal data safe from Malware, Trojans, Ransomware and other threats. Keeping a check on the files accessed by applications and processes, gives user a choice to stop errant processes. Little Flocker also allows user to create whitelist for trusted apps.

Future of Little Flocker

Little Flocker will now be part of 25-year old Finnish cyber security firm F Secure. F-Secure is planning to enrich the app and make it part of its security cloud. Little Flocker will be rebranded to a standalone tool called F-Secure XFENCE. The standalone version is expected to be released some point next week via a free technology beta.

Little Flocker will help to enhance F-Secure’s cyber security capabilities.

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It will be available as F- Secure’s security cloud for business purpose whereas home users will get it as part of F- Secure Safe. To get any future update of Little Flocker you will have to install F-Secure’s gear. Presently the Little Flocker website is down on visiting it, you will see a message “website under maintenance”.

 

Preeti Seth

Preeti is a technical writer with Systweak. She covers new technology and troubleshooting. She loves gadgets and is an avid reader. In her free time, she likes to travel and explore new places solo.

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