Cyber security experts have warned Indian Android phone users against a potential vulnerability in certain versions of Adobe Reader that could compromise their personal data.
Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) has categorized the threat from the virus activity as 'High' and stated that it affects the Adobe Reader mobile version of "11.1.3 and prior" installed in Android phones. CERT has urged users to update their software versions to 11.2 as well as deploy proper security patches on their smartphones.
The Adobe Reader software is used for reading and editing PDF files while the SDcard is used to store pictures and video files on a mobile phone device. CERT has asked the users of Adobe Reader 11.1.3 and below to upgrade their respective software to the "11.2" version and deploy proper security patches on their devices to thwart the virus attack.
CERT-In had recently warned users against Dendroid Rat virus that affects Android devices in India. CERT warns that “the malicious application” allows cyber attackers to “completely compromise the affected smartphone and control it remotely.” CERT has urged users not to install applications from unreliable sources and install patches and Android updates regularly on their smartphone.