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United Airlines Bug Bounty Program Could Reward You With Up to One Million Miles

If the official Internet web site of United Airlines does not work properly, you now could be part of the reason if you did not act upon the new Bug Bounty program from which you could earn up to one million MileagePlus frequent flier loyalty program miles, pardner.

The Bug Bounty program — which is considered as an “experimental and discretionary reward program” — is an innovative idea which is indeed the first of its kind in commercial aviation which could potentially further bolster security and allow United Airlines to continue to provide excellent service; but to ensure that submissions and payouts are fair and impactful, the following eligibility requirements and guidelines apply to all researchers who submit bug reports…

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Unauthorized Individual Accessed My Hyatt Gold Passport Account?

I received an e-mail message from the Hyatt Gold Passport frequent guest loyalty program earlier this morning which stated that the password to my account was reset due to access to a small number of accounts by “unauthorized individual utilizing member usernames and passwords.”

This is the unedited content of that e-mail message…

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Plastic Explosives? You Must Be Pudding Me On…

A passenger had to ap-pease staff at a security checkpoint at Newcastle International Airport in England to ensure them that his six tubs of pease pudding were not plastic explosives, according to this article written by Becky Pemberton for the Daily Mail.

It may have been pie in the sky to convince those crusty security agents to allow him to proceed with not only the supply of pease pudding; but also with several pies from a Greggs bakery — without having to rub-a-dub-dub him and his six tubs.

Reports do not specify whether…

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Extended: Free 1,000 Hilton HHonors Points For Changing the Password to Your Account

This is no April Fool’s joke if you have not yet changed your password for your Hilton HHonors frequent guest loyalty program account when you log in: as of Wednesday, April 22, 2015, you will be required to create a new password; and the use of personal identification numbers will no longer be accepted. This is excellent news because this means that accounts will now become more difficult to infiltrate by unauthorized entities — for example, when the accounts of members were sold for cents on the dollar by thieves, as I first reported back on October 31, 2014.

Today was the original date for the required change from a personal identification number to a password; and the good news is that to sweeten this deal — and in order to avoid any interruptions to your account access — if you proactively update your password as soon as possible through Friday, April 10, 2015, you will still be eligible to receive 1,000 bonus Hilton HHonors frequent guest loyalty program points as shown here regarding…

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Free 1,000 Hilton HHonors Points For Changing the Password to Your Account: This Time, It Is For Real

This is no April Fool’s joke: as of Wednesday, April 1, 2015, you will be required to create a new password for your Hilton HHonors frequent guest loyalty program account when you log in; and the use of personal identification numbers will no longer be accepted. This is excellent news because this means that accounts will now become more difficult to infiltrate by unauthorized entities — for example, when the accounts of members were sold for cents on the dollar by thieves, as I first reported back on October 31, 2014.

To sweeten this deal — and in order to avoid any interruptions to your account access — if you proactively update your password as soon as possible starting today through Wednesday, March 25, 2015, you will receive 1,000 bonus Hilton HHonors frequent guest loyalty program points.

You can update your password by following the steps below…

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Free 1,000 Hilton HHonors Points For Changing the Password to Your Account

As of Wednesday, March 25, 2015, you will be required to create a new password for your Hilton HHonors frequent guest loyalty program account when you log in; and the use of personal identification numbers will no longer be accepted. This is excellent news because this means that accounts will now become more difficult to infiltrate by unauthorized entities — for example, when the accounts of members were sold for cents on the dollar by thieves, as I first reported back on October 31, 2014.

To sweeten this deal — and in order to avoid any interruptions to your account access — if you proactively update your password as soon as possible starting today through Sunday, March 8, 2015, you will receive 1,000 bonus Hilton HHonors frequent guest loyalty program points.

You can update your password by following the steps below…

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Miles Stolen; American, United and Delta Frequent Flier Accounts Breached

Have you checked in on your frequent flier loyalty account activity within the past month?

Perhaps you should, as a number of members of the frequent flier loyalty programs of American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta Air Lines have become victims of having their accounts breached and compromised where thieves have stolen their user names and passwords and have redeemed their miles for free trips and upgrades — similar to the attacks on members of the Hilton HHonors frequent guest loyalty program accounts within the past few months.

“In the past 4 weeks I have had miles stolen 2 times…

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