Google purchases security startup SlickLogin

Google’s acquisition of Israeli security company SlickLogin could see the end to users having to log in each time they visit a website.

SlickLogin, an Israeli start-up security company, announced the acquisition by Google on their website this week. SlickLogin has been working on a new smart identification technology using high-frequency sound waves, which is set to streamline the authentication process for web users.

Although this technology has not yet been released, SlickLogin have stated that it is seamless and secure, with no complex interactions. Users with smartphones will be able to log in to websites simply by placing their phone next to their laptop or tablet.

A relatively new startup, SlickLogin was founded just one year ago by Or Zelig, Ori Kabeli and Eran Galili – all recent graduates of the Israreli Defence Force’s cybersecurity unit. They each have over six years of experience working on cutting-edge information security projects. Their reasons for starting the company were simple:

“We started SlickLogin because security measures had become overly complicated and annoying. Our friends thought we were insane, but we knew we could do better. So we set out to improve security while still making it simple for people to log in.”

So why join Google? The company states that they have decided to join forces with Google because they share the belief that “logging in should be easy instead of frustrating, and authentication should be effective without getting in the way.”

They went on to add:

"Google was the first company to offer two-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."

The value of the deal has not yet been revealed.

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