Google has officially acquired SlickLogin, an Israel-based startup that deals with “sounds as passwords.”
Google has purchased SlickLogin, an Israeli start-up whose founders include Or Zelig, Eran Galili, and Ori Kabeli. Terms of the sale weren’t disclosed, however, the team of startup will work from Google’s local offices.
For those who’re not familiar with SlickLogin, it was launched five months ago at TechCrunch Disrupt, and the idea lies behind this startup is indeed interesting to verify the identity of a person. They actually deals with “sounds as passwords,” in which the secured website will sound – almost silently – through your computer’s speaker and an app installed on your phone will hear that sound and analyze it and finally send a signal to the server of the site confirming your identity or at least your phone.
This mechanism is designed to replace both the traditional passwords and second methods, which has “become overly complicated and annoying.”
“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. We couldn’t be more excited to join their efforts.” Says the Israeli team.
Although, SlickLogin hasn’t developed any commercial or freemium app thus far, but it gives Google the perfect opportunity to leverage their patented methodology to secure Gmail and other services.
The acquisition of SlickLogin is the latest in a series of purchases of Google, and the trio of startup is the second Israeli group to join the Mountain View in past twelve months. Earlier, Google bought the mapping service Waze in June 2013 and spent $966 million to expand its roots.