A potentially damaging virus, which steals SMSes, e-mail addresses, IMEI numbers, installed applications, among other personal details of an Android-enabled gadget-user, has been detected in Indian cyberspace. Internet security sleuths have asked mobile phone and tablet users to exercise caution while operating. The malware is affecting all the versions of Android prior to version 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean).

The cyber police have also suggested some countermeasures.

“Check for the permissions required by an application before installing, exercise caution while visiting untrusted sites for clicking links, run a full system scan through a device with a mobile security solution or mobile anti—virus solution, do not download and install applications from untrusted sources and download applications only from trusted sources, reputed application markets and Google play store,” the security agency said.