Google has acquired SlickLogin, an Israeli security startup.
The company, formed by three graduates from the Israeli Defence Forces, develops alternative means of web-based authentication, focusing on sound waves as a means of verifying a user's identity.
SlickLogin confirmed the deal on its website, though the exact terms remain undisclosed. A statement from the company says:
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.
Continued : http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2014/02/17/google-acquires-sound-wave-authentication-start-up-slicklogin/
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