21 February 2014 – Recommended FRITZ!Box firmware upgrade

Recently the German manufacturer AVM released a firmware upgrade for their FRITZ!Box modems because of reported hacking attempts on this type of modems. Hackers could break into the modem and call via the customer’s VoIP number. AVM confirmed reported cases in Germany and in The Netherlands.

Meanwhile AVM communicated that they collaborate closely with the authorities to catch the hackers. A new firmware upgrade should do the trick to block future hacking attempts. The reported cases concerned all models and AVM provided an upgrade for over more than 40 distributed models (http://www.avm.de/en/Sicherheit/update_list.html).

Edpnet needs to protect her FRITZ!Box users as well. We can confirm that we received some complaints of customers who noticed something ‘abnormal’. Therefor we insist on executing the firmware upgrade as soon as possible. All FRITZ!BOX users will receive a ticket with the necessary instructions.

If you do not want to wait for this ticket, please find an online explanation how to start up this firmware upgrade via http://www.avm.de/de/Service/FRITZ_Clips/start_clip.php?clip=fritz_clip_firmware_update_en