F-Secure buys Little Flocker to combat macOS ransomware
With attacks against Mac users growing in number and sophistication, endpoint security vendor F-Secure has decided to acquire Little Flocker, a macOS application that provides behavior-based protection against ransomware and other malicious programs.
Little Flocker can be used to enforce strict access controls to a Mac’s files and directories as well as its webcam, microphone and other resources. It’s particularly effective against ransomware, spyware, computer Trojans and other malicious programs that attempt to steal, encrypt or destroy files.
F-Secure plans to integrate Little Flocker, which it calls “the most advanced security technology available for Macs,” into its new Xfence technology. Xfence is designed to add behavioral-based protection to its existing endpoint security products for macOS.