SlickLogin, an Israeli startup and developer of smart identification technology through user smartphones has been acquired by Google for several million (the official transaction amount remains undisclosed). SlickLogin was founded under a year ago by Or Zelig, Eran Galili and Ori Kabeli.
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. Supposedly.
The Israeli startup behind a new smart identification solution (Two-Factor Authentication) for end users that uses high frequency sounds as pass keys, is expected to be integrated into Google’s latest user identification security parameters.
Google has been experimenting with alternatives to the password for quite some time. Last year, two Google researchers published a research paper detailing how a ring could be tapped to a PC to verify your identity. The company also joined the board of directors of the FIDO Alliance, an industry group which aims to strengthen authentication processes with alternatives like biometrics, USB keys, and NFC.
The company first unveiled its technology at TechCrunch Disrupt held last September. the company has yet to launch their product nor have they any customers to date.