Why Did Google Acquire Sound Login Startup SlickLogin? Because Security Needs To Be Simple

Security breaches are on the rise, and we humans still have trouble creating and remembering secure passwords, so it’s clear we need another solution for our ongoing security.

SlickLogin, a startup that uses sound to authenticate website logins, is one such solution. And, not surprisingly, Google confirmed yesterday that it has acquired the startup, TechCrunch reports.

SlickLogin’s technology produces a nearly silent sound when you visit a website, which is then picked up by a mobile app, verified, and sent back to the company to confirm your identity. It’s a much simpler version of standard two-step authentication methods, which typically involve a code being sent to your phone or other device when you try to access a website.

Since it relies on multiple devices and uses randomly generated codes, not a password that can be forgotten or stolen, two-step authentication is vastly safer than mere password logins. The problem? It’s significantly slower than just logging into a website with your password. SlickLogin’s technology could quash that delay — and even better, it could be simpler than typing in a password for many users.

via Why did Google acquire sound login startup SlickLogin? Because security needs to be simple | VentureBeat | Security | by Devindra Hardawar.

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