SlickLogin, an Israeli tech startup, recently revealed that it has become the newest member to the Google family. Their company makes use of patented sound-based smartphone tech to create inaudible login passwords that you play from your phone in order to ensure secure access. Their primary goal is to create simplified login procedures without sacrificing security, and, according to SlickLogin, Google is “working on some great ideas that will make the internet safer for everyone.”
With voice and sound recognition being what it is today, the thought of sound-based security systems isn’t very farfetched. Sure you’d need a mic on your computer in order to be able to make use of the system, but more and more computers are coming with mics anyway – soon every computer will have a mic whether we like it or not.
That being said, what about the security on your phone? What’s to stop someone from using the program against you to crack in? I’m sure it works great right now since hackers don’t have a reason to find a way around it, but what happens when it becomes commonplace?
I’m sure the answers to those questions, and more, is the reason we haven’t seen the idea come to fruition just yet. If there’s anyone who can do it though, it’s Google.
Source – Engadget