SlickLogin Acquired By Google
SlickLogin, an Israeli security startup that focuses on account login authentication, has been acquired by Google. In the recent deal, the three person team will join Google in order to provide the company with the technology that it has already been working to implement, though an actual product has not yet been released by SlickLogin. The technology that has been developed uses high frequency sounds that are nearly silent and provide authentication for users who have a smartphone nearby. In an example, a user going to login to an account would have the computer play a high pitch frequency, which would be picked up by a nearby smartphone. After the smartphone analyzes the sound, the smartphone sends a response back to the server to verify that the user is actually who they say they are. This technology by SlickLogin is meant to replace password based login systems, or provided a two-step authentication system.
Although the acquisition has been confirmed by SlickLogin, no information was announced regarding the financial terms of the deal.