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Google acquired SlickLogin to replace passwords with inaudible sounds

A brilliant solution from a Startup is just what Google had in mind to replace with password and maybe even the two-factor authentication system.

Published Mon, Feb 17 2014 7:03 AM CST   |   Updated Mon, Oct 19 2020 8:15 PM CDT

Google recently acquired an Israel based startup called 'SlickLogin', which indicates that the company is making plans to replace passwords and even two-factor authentication methods with an inaudible sound unique to your phone and Google login.

Google acquired SlickLogin to replace passwords with inaudible sounds | TweakTown.com

SlickLogin has a patented technology where your passwords and two-factor authentication setups can be replaced with a unique and inaudible sound. Once enabled, the website's login page would typically listen to this inaudible sound via your phone and then granting access to your account. This could solve a lot of problems and overcome the possibility of your email account being hacked by someone. All you have to do is hold your smartphone near your PC with the website's login page, and the access will be granted.

The startup's team seem to be excited to work with Google, as they said that the company has been working on some great ideas to make internet safer for everyone.

Once this is implemented properly, Google will not only gain a upper hand in probably having a much better solution than two-factor authentication method, but also would ease people's fear of their Google account being hacked. Google account gives access to a lot more than your gmail account, especially those who manage documents and files via Google drive or their Google+ profile.

NEWS SOURCE:engadget.com

After being a long time PC enthusiast and a former contributor for many Indian based PC and Tech forums, Roshan now joins TweakTown covering tech news and also any developments from India. Like many enthusiasts, with years of being involved in many Indian tech forums and running his own tech site, he's commonly referred by his forum nickname 'The Sorcerer' by many old and new fellow PC enthusiasts, followed by few companies from time to time. He's also the winner of the TweakTown's Computex 2012 Taipei trip. If any free time is left, Roshan prefers to play FPS games.

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