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Rich Text Format

(RTF) An interchange format from Microsoft for exchange of documents between Word and other document preparation systems.
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The samples detected are organized as Word files (more specially, RTF files with ".doc" extension name).
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Users should try to stay away from RTF files, but if there is no other option, they could scan it with security software first.
It is capable of searches by file type (filetype:), and it can retrieve a range of file types, including Flash (swf) and Corel WordPerfect (wpd) as well as txt, ppt, pdf, doc, and rtf files. For example, the search physics filetype:swf inurl:k12 retrieves Flash pages about physics with k12 in the URL.
Microsoft Word documents (DOC) are automatically converted into RTF files during transfer to the Sony Reader or a memory card (if Word is installed on the PC).
A convenient shortcut for doing this is to enter a sample of how you want a string to display into an editor capable of saving documents as RTF files, a commonly available example being Microsoft's Wordpad.
Almost any word processor, including Word, can read RTF files. If you're keen enough on the software, upgrade to the latest version, v7.0, which can save files in the same format as Word.
If you and your students use RTF files for the submission and return of work, you will be able to avoid many of the difficulties surrounding the importing and exporting of different file formats between platforms and word-processors.
The RTF files would be converted to HTML for display via the department's intranet.
What is novel about this virus is that it uses RTF files as a cover, something entirely new for this type of security breach.