It seems as though Google is really ramping up their acquisitions of late, what with their recent purchase of AI firm; DeepMind and other new and advancing technology companies, it appears as though their quest for global technology domination is almost unstoppable. To follow suit nicely they have just bought an interesting startup called SlickLogin.
SlickLogin’s idea is based around high frequency (and therefore inaudible) sound waves as a secure login. If SlickLogin has any future hold on the way we interact with computers, entering a password on a website could soon be as easy as placing your smartphone near your computer and key chains and manual password input could soon be a thing of the past. The Israeli startup SlickLogin has confirmed that it has become the latest in a long line of companies to join Google’s talent pool, (The firm will actually work out of Google’s local offices), thereby bringing its patent pending, sound-based smartphone technology along for the ride.
While neither Google nor SlickLogin have disclosed much information, Google‘s intentions seem clear: the company already offers its 2 factor authentication technology free to all, but it can be irritating to enter a six-digit authentication code (which then changes every 60 seconds). SlickLogin’s system, however, requires no additional technology whatsoever. Al you have to do is; just place your device near to your computer and the inaudible sounds/code is played through the speakers. That’s it! The whole thing rests upon sound waves. The Israeli team behind SlickLogin says; Google is already “working on some great ideas that will make the Internet safer for everyone,”
Do you think that sound wave technology can be used effectively in this manner? Or do you think this idea will be swallowed up into something else? As always, if you have any sensible comments regarding this story, please leave your comments in the section below.
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