Hilton’s is one of the few websites that still uses a PIN security check rather than a password. That’s changing effective April 1, 2015 when they’ll require users to create a password rather than continue using the PIN. When I logged into my account today there was a pop-up message letting me know that if I change my password now, I’ll earn 1000 HHonors points for making the switch.
To make the change I clicked on the MY ACCOUNT link at the top of the screen, then the PERSONAL INFORMATION link under the MY PROFILE section on the left side of the screen. There it showed my current password as a series of asterisks with the words CHANGE PASSWORD beside it. It did not ask me for my old PIN but allowed me to enter the new password. The new passwords must be at least 8 characters long and contain at least 1 uppercase letter and one number or one special character. I made the change and hope to see those 1000 points in my account soon!