SlickLogin

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SlickLogin
TypePrivate
IndustryInformation Technology
Websitewww.slicklogin.com

SlickLogin was an Israeli start-up company that developed sound-based password alternatives.[1] The company's goal was to enable end users to log in easily to password-protected websites by using a uniquely generated sound.[2]

The company was founded by Or Zelig, who served as the firm's CEO, Eran Galili, CTO, and Ori Kabeli, VP of R&D. They were recent graduates of the IDF's elite cyber-security unit and spent over six years working on information security projects.

In February 2014, Google announced the acquisition of the company.[3]

SlickLogin used various protocols to start verifying your phone's position: WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, visual markers like QR codes, and of course, GPS. Their self-dubbed "secret sauce", though, was their use of uniquely generated sounds intentionally made inaudible to the human ear.[citation needed] The user's computer played the sound through speakers, while a mobile app used the device's built-in microphone to pick up the audio, analyze it, and send the signal to the site's server for authentication.

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  1. ^ "Google acquires Sound Based Password Developing Firm SlickLogin". IANS. news.biharprabha.com. Retrieved 17 February 2014.
  2. ^ Kumparak, Greg (Sep 9, 2013). "SlickLogin Aims To Kill The Password By Singing A Silent Song To Your Smartphone". TechCrunch. Retrieved 17 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Maker of sound-based password systems". Tech2. 17 Feb 2014. Retrieved 17 February 2014.

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