Google buys SlickLogin – uses sound waves, not passwords
There have been many cases of hacking Internet sites due to stolen passwords. What if your way of securely getting inside is by using unique sound waves? This is what SlickLogin is about, and they have just been bought by Google.
Presented around September last year, SlickLogin basically adds a new layer of protection for websites (like those related to banking) before successfully logging in to specific accounts.
What it does is it makes the website play a unique and inaudible sound through the computer speakers which the nearby smartphone picks up through its microphone. An app processes the generated sound and sends a signal back to the computer which verifies if the user is indeed authorized to log in.
Google is still keeping silent as to the amount SlickLogin was bought; and as of today, only the latter has announced this acquisition. There’s still no final date on its launch but we’ll keep you updated.
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