Short notes - New MyFRITZ!App version for increased security
New MyFRITZ!App version for increased security
AVM has released a new version of MyFRITZ!App for both iOS and Android. With MyFRITZ!App, FRITZ!Box users can access their FRITZ!Box on the go. The new version of the app offers enhanced protection against potential man-in-the-middle attacks (MITM) when using the MyFRITZ! service in the form of an app.
Even before the release of this new MyFRITZ!App version, AVM had assessed the risk from MITM attacks as small. This assessment is based on the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS). The CVSS is an internationally recognized set of criteria used to evaluate the risk posed by various security issues. On a scale of 0 (low) to 10 (high), the risk from this type of attack is rated at 0.8.
An MITM attack would have been possible only in cases where an attacker was signed in to the same wireless network as the app user. If the MyFRITZ!App had been accessed then, it would have been possible for the attacker to forward the data traffic to their proxy server and read it there. With the new version of MyFRITZ!App, this is no longer possible and a FRITZ!OS update is not necessary.