2.3.2 Ensure Screen Saver Corners Are Secure - top right corner


Hot Corners can be configured to disable the screen saver by moving the mouse cursor to a corner of the screen.


Setting a hot corner to disable the screen saver poses a potential security risk since an unauthorized person could use this to bypass the login screen and gain access to the system.


Perform the following to disable a Hot Corner set to Disable Screen Saver:
Graphical Method:

Open System Preferences

Select Desktop & Screen Saver

Select Screen Saver

Select Hot Corners... and turn off any corner that is set to Disable Screen Saver

Terminal Method:
Run the following command to turn off Disable Screen Saver for a Hot Corner:

$ sudo -u <username> /usr/bin/defaults write com.apple.dock <corner that is set to '6'> -int 0


$ sudo -u seconduser /usr/bin/defaults write com.apple.dock wvous-tl-corner -int 0

$ sudo -u seconduser /usr/bin/defaults read com.apple.dock wvous-tl-corner


Profile Method:

Create or edit a configuration profile with the PayLoadType of com.apple.dock

Add the key Forced

Set the key to the following:


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