Your internet connection to the outside world, is vulnerable to hackers, trojans and malware. All are interested in your personal data, and your computer simply has a mind of its own and exactly does what it is supposed to do; Follow up commands. Your computer is sending and receiving information continuously, without you knowing. You will be surprised to see how many different server connections just one email stores. Risky business nowadays. So we need a ‘ connection guard ‘ preventing unwanted data coming in or out.
There are two major software packages helping us out : HANDS OFF and LITTLE SNITCH.
Both work in a similar way and share a similar interface with minor differences.