2.2.21 Ensure talk server is not enabled (Scored)

Level 1 - Server
Level 1 - Workstation 

The talk software makes it possible for users to send and receive messages across systems through a terminal session. The talk client (allows initiate of talk sessions) is installed by default.

The software presents a security risk as it uses unencrypted protocols for communication.

Run the following command and verify result is not “enabled”:

# systemctl is-enabled ntalk

Run the following commands to disable talk:

# systemctl disable ntalk
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