Google Acquires Israeli Based Security Start-up SlickLogin

google_acquires_slicklogin_quikrpostGoogle has officially acquired SlickLogin, an Israel-based startup that deals with “sounds as passwords.” SlickLogin announced today on its official website that it has been snapped up by Google for an undisclosed amount. The three-person SlickLogin team teases that Google is “working on some great ideas that will make the internet safer for everyone” and that it “couldn’t be more excited” to join up with the Mountain View firm.

“Today we’re announcing that the SlickLogin team is joining Google, a company that shares our core beliefs that logging in should be easy instead of frustrating, and authentication should be effective without getting in the way,” the announcement reads. SlickLogin’s three founders, Or Zelig, Eran Galili and Ori Kabeli said in a blogpost of the compay’s website Sunday and listing its contact email as “Press@google.com.” The amount Google paid was not disclosed ,and Google had as of late Sunday made no announcement itself.

The three only began developing their product last August, presented it at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco in September and officially formed the company in December. Zelig, the Tel Aviv-based company’s CEO; Galili, its vice president of technology; and Kabeli, who heads research and development, will be joining Google’s development center this week and become part of the company’s global security team.

The idea behind SlickLogin was, at the very least, quite novel: to verify a user’s identity and log them in, a website would play a uniquely generated, nearly-silent sound through your computer’s speakers. An app running on your phone would pick up the sound, analyze it, and send the signal back to the site’s server confirming that you are who you say you are — or, at least, someone who has that person’s phone.

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“Google was the first company to offer 2-step verification to everyone, for free – and they’re working on some great ideas that will make the internet safer for everyone,” SlickLogin wrote on its website. “We couldn`t be more excited to join their efforts.”

SlickLogin’s technology employs a novel way for secure websites, such as those operated by banks, to verify who is logging into them. SlickLogin streamlines the authentication process by having the website play a uniquely generated, inaudible sound through the user’s computer speakers. An app running on the user’s cell phone picks up the sound, analyzes it and sends back a signal confirming is it indeed the authorized user.

 

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Anurag

Engineer by responsibility and Blogger by choice, Hi I am Anurag Ajmera from Ajmer (by birth) and living in Karnal and Delhi NCR for the last 20 years of my 24 years of life. Passionate about trekking, coding and discovering. I love to meet new people and do sketching in my spare time. Hard on my principles and soft on my skills I love to play football. Vegetarian by force I have respect for nature and its beauty.

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Anurag

Engineer by responsibility and Blogger by choice, Hi I am Anurag Ajmera from Ajmer (by birth) and living in Karnal and Delhi NCR for the last 20 years of my 24 years of life. Passionate about trekking, coding and discovering. I love to meet new people and do sketching in my spare time. Hard on my principles and soft on my skills I love to play football. Vegetarian by force I have respect for nature and its beauty.

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