BugMeNot Bypasses Compulsory Web Registration

By Posted 2005 Updated   Tips

You’re browsing the web and you click a link to an article on a site (let’s say nytimes.com) but instead of getting the article you get a screen asking you to login or register. What do you do?

BugMeNot.com was created as a mechanism to quickly bypass the login of web sites that require compulsory registration and/or the collection of personal/demographic information (such as the New York Times).

Bugmenot helps to provide usernames and passwords which have been created previously by users on that site and submitted to BugMeNot for use by others.

All of the username/password accounts listed on bugmenot are added by users such as yourself. If you can’t find a working login for a site, then register with that site (using fake details of course) and then add the username/password to bugmenot for other users to use. Never enter your real login details as it is publically visible.

If you want to go faster, they have a bookmarklet to add to your bookmark toolbar / favourites and simply click it when you need a login. There is an excellent firefox extension that will make your life easier. Read their Tutorial & FAQ

They list the most actively requested sites on BugMeNot.com

  1. www.nytimes.com
  2. www.washingtonpost.com
  3. www.latimes.com
  4. www.ajc.com
  5. www.chicagotribune.com

Now bypassing such sites allows you to access such sites in a jiffy!


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