New Update SwiftGuard - Anti-Forensic USB Monitor tool


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Jan 8, 2011

Anti-forensic macOS tray application designed to safeguard your system by monitoring USB ports. It ensures your device's security by automatically initiating either a system shutdown or hibernation if an unauthorized device connects or a connected device is unplugged. It offers the flexibility to whitelist designated devices, to select an action to be executed and to set a countdown timer, allowing to disarm the shutdown process.
  • Monitoring: Continuously monitors USB ports for device activity, even in sleep mode.
  • Whitelisting: Allows users to whitelist authorized devices, ensuring hassle-free connectivity.
  • Discrete: Operates in the macOS system tray, minimizing interruptions.
  • Customizable: Allows users to configure various settings, including action (shutdown/hibernate), countdown timer and auto start.
  • Lightweight: Designed to consume minimal system resources for optimal performance.
  • Privacy: Only connects to the internet to check for updates at startup.
  • Open Source: Provides transparency and allows community contributions for continuous development.
A few reasons to use this tool:

  • Anti-Forensic Measures: In case the police or other thugs break in. The police often use a mouse jiggler to prevent the screen saver or sleep mode from being activated.
  • Prevent Data Exfiltration: You do not want someone adding or copying documents to or from your computer via USB.
  • Public Environments: If you frequently use your Mac in public places like libraries or cafes, swiftGuard acts as an additional layer of security against physical attacks in a potentially vulnerable setting.
  • Server Protection: You want to improve the security of your home or company server (e.g. your Raspberry Pi, NAS, etc.).
  • Data Protection Regulations: Many industries and organizations are subject to strict data protection regulations. swiftGuard helps maintain compliance by preventing unauthorized data transfers and access through USB ports.

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