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at August 29, 2013 18:14 by danielt72

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1. Login to the server through SSH and su to root.
2. Edit /etc/xinetd.d/telnet by typing vi /etc/xinetd.d/telnet
3. Search for the line: disable = no and replace with disable = yes
4. Save /etc/xinetd.d/telnet and exit
5. Restart the inetd service: /etc/rc.d/init.d/xinetd restart
6. Also turn off telnet through: /sbin/chkconfig telnet off

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The telnet is insecure and unencrypted protocol. The use of this unencrypted protocol could allow users to sniff network traffic and to steal sensitive information like username and password.

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Disabling Telnet in Linux

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