Israeli security startup, SlickLogin had been scooped up by Google in what seems like a field day of acquisition (s) for the search giant. SlickLogin has developed technology using your smartphone and high-frequency sounds to allow you to login to web services such as email and social sites. Google grabbed these guys fairly quickly into their journey so they must have something worth looking at. Founders Or Zelig, Eran Galili and Ori Kabeli began this project last August 2013, an infant company and idea indeed. But we know Google as a forward thinking company and security is a big deal nowadays . It makes sense that Google would want to find new ways to keep their users data secure, especially with the NSA controversy. SlickLogin made the announcement on their blog and we’re sure we’ll hear from Google at some point soon as well.
SlickLogin Joins Google
We started SlickLogin because security measures had become overly complicated and annoying.
Our friends thought we were insane, but we knew we could do better. So we set out to improve security while still making it simple for people to log in.
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. 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.
– Or, Ori & Eran (The SlickLogin team)