Do not open .rtf files

Microsoft Word is under hacking attack!

If you are a Microsoft Word user, do not open files with .rtf extensions.

“The hack also works in the preview mode where you open it inside email.” —— meaning that “reading pane” in Outlook or another mail client should be turned off.

To do this on MS Outlook 2010:

  1. Select View
  2. Under Layout, Click on Reading Pane
  3. On the drop down menu click Off

This is very important if you are using Outlook because by default Word is used as it’s editor.


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