Founders of security firm SlickLogin join Google

The company was working on login authentication using a mobile phone

The team at SlickLogin, a company working on technology for online authentication using sounds from a mobile phone, said it has joined Google.

"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," said CEO Or Zelig, Chief Technology Officer Eran Galili and Ori Kabeli, vice president for research and development in a post on the company's website. The three executives co-founded the company.

Google said in a statement that "the SlickLogin team has shown they can build secure, easy-to-use authentication tools, and we're excited to welcome them to Google." The Internet giant declined to comment on the terms of the deal.

Not much is known of the technology developed by SlickLogin in Tel-Aviv, Israel, which hasn't launched a commercial product. It has been working on making the authentication easier by a process whereby the website plays a uniquely generated, inaudible sound through the user's computer speakers, according to the Haaretz newspaper in Israel. An app running on the cell phone of the user picks up the sound, analyzes it and sends back a signal confirming it is the authorized user, it added.

"No complex interactions. Just place your phone next to your laptop\tablet and you can login," SlickLogin said about the technology. The three founders are recent graduates of the cybersecurity unit of the Israel Defense Forces, and have worked for over six years on leading edge of information security projects, according to the company's website.

Google was the first company to offer two-step verification to everyone for free and is working on "some great ideas that will make the internet safer for everyone," the founders said in their post. "We couldn`t be more excited to join their efforts."

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