Why you should not trust Sheridan Printing with your conference paper

In 2009 I found a pretty obvious security flaw in Sheridan Printing’s submission management system. It allows anyone to view and modify all papers in the conference proceedings of many major computer science conferences prior to printing and publication.

Over the last two years I have continuously tried to get this problem fixed silently – without success. Therefore, I publish the issue now, giving authors the chance to make informed decisions.

In this blog post I describe the problem, explain its possible consequences, and propose ways to fix this issue.