You enter a web page looking for some type of information and you find just what you were looking for. At that moment you realize that you must register to be able to access the information, something that can be annoying and a waste of time if you do not intend to return. BugMeNot is the salvation in these cases, keep reading this post if you are interested in being able to log in without registering on the pages.
How BugMeNot works
BugMeNot is an ingenious system that has been invented to eliminate the need to register on a web page to access its content. This system has a large database of user names and passwords that we can use to avoid having to register.
When you want to access a website that asks you to register, you just have to enter its URL in BugMeNot so that the system will search its database and return a username and password that you can use. If the credentials provided do not work for you, you will be able to access others to continue testing.
If you are a Firefox or Chrome user you can go even further with the DontBugMe extension . This plugin for the two most popular browsers will be in charge of filling in the username and password that a website asks us to access its content. It seems like an extension created for the lazy, but if you visit many of these pages every day it can be very useful.
Once you have the extension installed, it will appear in the upper right part of the browser along with the rest of the extensions.
The next time a website asks you for a username and password to log in, click on the extension icon to search for the information in its database. If you are lucky you will find some credentials that you can use to log in.
Is it ethical to use BugMeNot?
Like all applications BugMeNot can be used maliciously or well-intentioned . Many webmasters claim that users could use this service to gain improper access to paid websites, or to portals that seek to protect some type of content.
On the other hand, we have the users with good intentions who only want to avoid a complicated registration process. As always, it depends on how it is used, whether a service is ethical or not.