This is a WARNING to all of the users of the DIY shipment tracker site, as well as a suggestion for the maintainers of the site (I’m not sure if that’s a third party, or the Soylent team’s responsibility).
My username on the site happens to be the same username that I use for a bunch of other sites (some more important than others), and as soon as I made my tracking info available on the public list, I got e-mails from my bank and other sites informing me that my account had
had its security breached a security warning on it. My bank forced me to reset my password and other information, and other sites did something similar, as well.
So, this is a warning to everyone who is displaying their information on the shipment tracker publicly: Make sure your username is not used anywhere else, because malicious users are using the usernames on that site and attempting to gain access to other sites such as banks and e-mail accounts.
And to the maintainers of the site: Please add either an option to change your username, or at least change the name that is displayed on the shipment tracker (or just have a flag/checkbox so that it can say “Anonymous” instead of your username).
I really want to put my tracking info out there so that other people can benefit from it, but not at the cost of my personal data’s security. For now, my entry is marked “Hidden”.