Bugmenot: Passwords suck

November 29th, 2006 - Filed under Tips & Tricks by Cristian Mezei
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BugMeNotPasswords suck, that’s why Bugmenot.com is a website that allows it’s members to share their passwords to various online services and websites.

For example, did you ever wanted to read a story at New York Times but you didn’t had an account ?

Bug me not NYT, then:


They have a cool and useful feature that allows members to vote on the success rate of a certain username and password. It works pretty good for the initial scanning about which of the usernames and passwords to try for your service.

This website is not one that I would actually enourage or approve (some of the websites in their database, like the NYtimes, usually charge for an account, so basically, this website is illegal), but I can’t help to see it’s definite advantage (to various users).

If I’ll receive any legal notices, I’ll remove the post :)

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10 Comments so far

Johan a.k.a. T0PS3O said:
November 29th, 2006

Wrong. They don’t include Paid For accounts:

FAQ: Our policy forbids accounts to paid services from being posted.

November 29th, 2006

As far as I know, NYT is a paid service ?

doug said:
November 30th, 2006

I doubt that you’ll any legal notices.

But I would guess that bugmenot already does.

carl said:
December 1st, 2006

NYT has a paid section. You just have to register for the free username to read the rest of the site.


December 1st, 2006

Aha, thanks Carl for the update.

Mike said:
December 4th, 2006

have you ever used bugmenot? I wonder how many people find this site usefull…

Ionut Popa said:
December 5th, 2006

I don’t think you’ll get any legal notices. You’ve just posted a news. Maybe if you had posted a tutorial about how to do some illegalities…but it’s not the case.

su said:
April 20th, 2007

I find the website pretty useful. I think you can only find password for the sites that have free membership.

May 14th, 2007

Spammers are now using bugmenot to post comment spam :(

May 14th, 2007

As in any other website. It’s just the way the web has ended up.

Bugmenot should put up a few anti-spam protections.

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