Update: See the comments from a user below who got locked out of his account for resetting his password. Might want to wait on this one.
A representative from Marriott reached out to me today about some password updates that they’re doing. They increased security a couple of years ago, which certainly seems prudent given how many hacking incidents have been associated with hotel chains recently. Hyatt was the most recent data breach I wrote about, but Starwood was in the same boat last year along with Marriott and Hilton. When Marriott increased security a few years ago, it was only for folks creating new passwords. Now, they’re implementing the standards for folks who haven’t changed their password in a while (I sheepishly raise my hand). While they said they’ll be sending out e-mails to those affected, it never hurts to log-in, check your account and even change your password. From the folks at Marriott:
We are encouraging them to take action now rather than wait until new password requirements take effect on May 19.
It will be easy for members to change their passwords. All they will need to do is:
- Log into your Marriott Rewards account on your desktop or laptop computer
- Select “My Account”
- Select “Profile”
- Select “Edit” in the Password Section
- Enter current and new password
- Confirm your identity if you are not using a registered device
Most people don’t think about loyalty points as money, but to me they’re currency, so I do my best to change my passwords frequently to protect my “travel investment accounts”. Better safe than sorry!
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