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Google acquires Israeli security startup SlickLogin


Google has reportedly acquired an Israeli security startup, SlickLogin, which uses smartphones and high-frequency sounds for identity verification at Web sites.

SlickLogin's three-member team announced the acquisition by Google, which shared their core beliefs that logging in should be easy instead of frustrating, and authentication should be effective without getting in the way.

According to Cnet, although the terms of the deal have not been revealed fully, but it is speculated that the acquisition could be valued at several millions.

SlickLogin develops technology that allows Web sites to generate nearly silent tones through a user's computer speakers as a verification replacement for passwords.

The report said that SlickLogin is amongst Google's other Israeli acquisitions in recent years, including the spreadsheet company iRows, entertainment company LabPixies and the 1.3 billion dollars purchase of mapping service Waze last year.

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First Published: Mon, February 17 2014. 11:57 IST