SlickLogin announced today on its official website that it has been acquired by Google for an undisclosed amount. The three person SlickLogin team teases that Google is “working on some great ideas that will make the internet safer for everyone” and that it “couldn't be more excited” to join up with the Mountain View firm.
SlickLogin aimed to replace the traditional password with a new type of login process that used sounds to verify a user’s identity. In order to log in to a site or service, a user’s computer would play a near-silent sound that could be picked up using a special smartphone app that stored the user’s credentials. The phone would then send a signal back to the computer to verify the user’s identity and complete the login process.