Internet: Protection from manipulated websites (CSRF)

Protection from manipulated websites (CSRF)

In the kind of attack known as a "Cross-Site Request Forgery" (CSRF) the data of a web application are manipulated without the user noticing. In such cases a website with malicious code performs actions on other websites in the user's name, without the user's knowledge. This can happen to users of websites for banking, social media, or any other websites. The user interfaces of routers are also potential targets.

Protecting your FRITZ!Box

If you did not set a secure password to protect your FRITZ!Box when you first configured it, you should do so now. If you have forgotten the password, click here for instructions. Never surf the web while the user interface is open. And always click the "Log Off" button when you are ready to leave the user interface.