Apple introduced a new nice feature on macOS Big Sur: Content Filter Exclusion List.
List includes almost 60 system binaries and apps. These apps bypass firewalls such as Vallum 4 and prevent the user from being able to monitor and block their network connections.
Exclusions Blaster is an experimental tool used to overcome this new nice macOS feature.
Its usage is very simple: a table view lists all binaries and apps currently included in your macOS Content Filter Exclusion List. Use the corresponding switch to set each app as passed or blocked.
- this is an experimental tool, use at your own risk
- filtering these connections can be a resource intensive task
Apple removed Content Filter Exclusion List from macOS Big Sur 11.2. Firewalls such as Vallum are now able to intercept and block connections by all processes and apps running on macOS. On macOS Big Sur 11.2 Exclusions Blaster is now useless. Please uninstall it.
HOW TO UNINSTALL EXCLUSIONS BLASTER
• quit Exclusions Blaster
• drag Exclusions Blaster to the bin
• a macOS popup will alert you that Blaster extension will be removed too, confirm