Google Purchases Company Experimenting With Sound as Password Authentication

1slickLogin-logoSlickLogin is the latest start up acquisition for Google, indicating a potentially new, and revolutionary method of password authentication. The two-month-old start up was experimenting with sound authentication with its latest software technology.

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.

Any website with SlickLogin installed would let users sign in by holding their smartphone to the computer to hear a single use ultra-sonic data code, indiscernible by the human ear.  Since the code is only valid for a one-time login, hackers would be unable to use it if it is somehow pirated.

To help with further protection, SlickLogin also uses WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, QR codes and GPS to authenticate users based on location.