“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,” the announcement reads.
SlickLogin is based upon a novel idea to enable end users to log-in easily into password-protected websites by using a distinct generated sound.
SlickLogin uses a unique method to login to a website or service, which could prove to be the end of traditional usernames and passwords. So how SlickLogin works is — when you want to log in to a SlickLogin powered website, all you will need to do is keep your mobile phone by the laptop. The laptop will then emit a sound (inaudible to human ears), which will be picked up by an app running on the smartphone, relay it to the servers to verify the user’s credentials and then give you access to the website.
The company is yet to launch a commercial product and accrued clients, so the deal actually represents an acquisition of the technology itself. Though both the companies have confirmed the news of the acquisition, No financial figures of the transaction were disclosed.