Google Acquires 2-Month-Old, ‘Sounds as Passwords’ Startup SlickLogin
Google has acquired SlickLogin, an Israeli security startup based in Tel Aviv. SlickLogin is less than two months old.
SlickLogin technology allows users to log into websites using a high frequency sound, silent to human ears, communicated between a computer and a smartphone, generating a new audio signal for each login. The security system is ideal for signing into banks, corporate VPNs and more.
The SlickLogin founders are alums of the Israeli Defense Forces’ cyber security unit and are happy to join Google. “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,” the founders wrote in a note posted on the SlickLogin homepage. “We couldn’t be more excited to join their efforts.”
According to Haaretz, SlickLogin’s founders Eran Galili, Ori Kabeli and Or Zelig began developing their product in August 2013. The team presented at TechCrunch Disrupt in September and officially formed its company in December, and has no commercial product or customers. This makes for one quick and interesting acquisition!
Galili, Kabeli and Zelig will be joining Google’s global security team this week. With SlickLogin’s expertise onboard, Google should be able to provide even more secure services in the future.