According to it’s official website, SlickLogin has been acquired by Google.
Launched into closed beta in the TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2013 Battlefield, SlickLogin lets you log into a website on your computer by holding your phone within a few inches of it.
How exactly does it work?
The idea behind SlickLogin was to secure the authentication process by verifying a user’s identity through his phone. The website would play a uniquely generated, almost silent sound through the computer’s speakers. An app running on the user’s phone would pick up the sound, analyze it, and send the signal back to the site’s server confirming that the user is who he say he is, or at least someone who has the person’s phone. SlickLogin doesn’t require your company to build a whole new mobile app, instead, you just add 5 lines of code to your existing app.
The service was built to be used either as a password replacement, or as a secondary, Two-Factor authentication layer on top of a traditional password. The company rolled their product into a small, closed Beta after debuting it at Disrupt, and hadn’t yet opened it up to everyone when they were acquired.
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.
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. Google was the first company to offer 2-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.
Source – SlickLogin