Google has bought a new security application and the technology giant could soon replace typed passwords with sounds.
The application works by listening to unique ‘songs’ generated when people log in to their online accounts on computers and laptops.
Israeli startup and verification app SlickLogin officially announced it had been bought by the tech giant earlier this week and the app works by listening to unique ‘songs’ generated when people log in to their online accounts.
How does Slick Login works
Users can click a SlickLogin button on websites to generate a unique ‘song’.
The song is played through the speakers of a computer or laptop.
The SlickLogin app then listens to this song and verifies the user’s identity.
This song is inaudible to human ears, and can only be picked up by the phone’s built-in microphone.
It can be used to replace passwords, or as part of a two-step authentication process.
Many sites, including Google, Facebook and Twitter, as well as a number of banks, such as Natwest, have added two-step authentication, also known as two-step verification, to increase security for their customers but this one is exciting and unique.