Google has acquired the Israeli internet security start-up SlickLogin.
The Israeli company made the announcement Sunday on the homepage of its website.
“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 said.
The company, established last summer, uses patent-pending technology to simplify logging into protected computer systems what it calls "military-grade security." The company has not yet brought a product to market, and has no clients. On its site, SlickLogin says its founders, CEO Or Zelig, CTO Eran Galili and vice president Ori Kabeli "are recent graduates of the IDF's elite cyber security unit, and have spent over sixyears working on the cutting edge of information security projects."
SlickLogin is working on technology that would verify a user using low-frequency sound sent through the computer’s speakers that would be picked up by the user’s smart phone, which would confirm the user’s identity
Google acquired the Israeli app Waze in June for nearly $1 billion.