Google buys start-up behind ‘audio-login’




Google has acquired a start-up working on functionality where a sound with high frequency is used to login. It is unknown whether Google plans to develop if the company takes care of its employees. Functionality

google What Google has paid for the start-up has neither company disclosed . The company, Slick Log, wanted to make it easier to log in using the smartphone user. Which can be a unique sound to an almost inaudible frequency playback, then the microphone from the PC user that sound captures and verifies his identity.

The system can be used in two ways. Firstly, the password can be completely replaced, when logging then only sound to be generated to login. On the other, it can be used for two-factor authentication. In that case, the password must be provided first, and then, to be played back. Second authentication as the sound, This is more user-friendly than the introduction of a time-based code, which is used. Most cases, as in the second authentication option

It is unclear whether Google would integrate its products, or that it is an acqui-hire. Technique Slick Login This last is a start-up acquired for the talent that works there and not so much for the product that is being developed by the company. The Israeli Slick Log existed less than a year and had no working product.


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