Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Jewish Business News

Business

Google Buys Fifth Israeli Start-Up SlickLogin

Untitled

Google continues its buying streak with the acquisition of a fifth Israeli company, SlickLogin • The three-person company developed tools to verify user identity through audio signals sent from a smartphone application.

Google has just acquired Israeli tech start-up SlickLogin, a move confirmed on the SlickLogin company website, and also by Google.

SlickLogin was formed to get rid of endless insertion of passwords when you visit an external website on your computer. It allows you to log into a website, just by holding your phone close to it.

Simple and slick in concept, the product aims to verify a user’s identity and log them in to a website by playing a uniquely generated, nearly-silent high frequency sound, one that the human ear cannot hear, through your computer’s speakers. The SlickLogin app on your phone hears the sound, analyzes it, then returns the signal back to the website confirming that you are who you are supposed to be – unless you just stole the phone.

Use of high frequency sound is already on the menu in other high-tech areas, but not yet for login and verification, which is why Google has picked them up.

Whether the product is up to scratch in relation to personal security issues remains to be seen, though the company’s three founders all come from a defense and security background – that figures – so they should be up there.

start up

The Company’s Founders

Meet the SlickLogin team of security experts All three founders are recent graduates of the Israel Defense Force’s elite cyber security unit, and have spent over 6 years working on the cutting edge of information security projects.

 

Or Zelig CEO

Or is an experienced project manager and a serial entrepreneur. Or’s greatest passion is technology, and his mind is constantly brimming with new ideas. After his graduation from the IDF, where he led the development of the next-generation of military data security devices, Or worked as a consultant and later as an entrepreneur; SlickLogin is his second venture in the field of cyber security.
Eran Galili CTO
A technophile who has been hacking at computers since he was 12, Eran is a software and hardware security researcher, who prefers tweaking with layers as deep and as unexplored as possible, and has in-depth experience in both designing complex security architectures, and hacking them apart.

Ori Kabeli VP R&D
Ori’s greatest joy comes from turning ideas into awesome products, and the more challenging – the better. Ori is a software developer and team leader with over 7 years of extensive hands-on experience in developing security oriented products, mainly for military and governmental agencies.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Newsletter

Advertisement

You May Also Like

World News

In the 15th Nov 2015 edition of Israel’s good news, the highlights include:   ·         A new Israeli treatment brings hope to relapsed leukemia...

empty

The contract signed between the Israeli government and Pfizer shows clearly and unequivocally that this is a clinical study on humans - The agreement...

Travel

After two decades without a rating system in Israel, at the end of 2012 an international tender for hotel rating was published.  Invited to place bids...

Business

Now Platika joins and elite club of $10 billion plus Israeli firms.

Advertisement