Did you get an email suggesting you change it or did you try to login and it is "forcing" you to change?
There was a scare about some hacking and we got an email suggesting you change your password (see other threads on this subject), but not a required action. If your password is "secure" enough for you and you have the option to keep it, then keep it...
Hi cw082350! Thanks for posting. No breach or hack to be concerned about. This is just a proactive step we're asking our community to take in order to keep your accounts secure.
Hi sunsoaker - Yes, our team is asking that you do so in order to proactively protect your account.
The being pro-active is a bit funny, along with Marriott hasn't been hacked (given it's been reported on IT & security sites). It was only after reports by folk on Insiders & Flyertalk that Marriott even acknowledged there was a problem. What's even funnier (not) is that Marriott is forcing everyone to change their password - and no longer allows symbols to be used which actually is a better way of securing passwords. Previously you could use symbols, along with letters & #s - now you can't. In addition (again, poor IT) by Marriott is that you can change your password to a new one & immediately change it back to the original one - something that Marriott IT shouldn't allow as it's not very secure. I think Marriott is finally being 'proactive' because it has a mess on its hands w/ having to return points & sort out how to compensate Skymall for all the things that were being bought w/ the points