Google seems to be preoccupied now with security issues. The technology giant is planning on releasing a new way to protect your password. Authentication might be based on sound.
Reports on the release of new ways to protect users’ password first surfaced when Google announced that it has purchased SlickLogin. Now, it seems that the additional feature that Google is introducing is sound authentication.
Currently, users who are trying to make their password stronger can use a two-step service on Google. First, you have to log in using your current password. Then, you need to enter a second verification code. This will be sent to your phone in a text message, a phone call, but the Google Authentication app might also be used.
The new system that Google is trying to create with SlickLogin will actually make this second step an automated one. This means that the whole process will become simpler, as users will no longer be in the situation of having to wait for a call or a text message.
The announcement on the new feature has already been made public on SlickLogin’s site “Google was the first company to offer 2-step verification to everyone, for free – and they’re working on some great ideas that will make the internet safer for everyone. We couldn’t be more excited to join their efforts,” it said.
However, it is yet unclear exactly how the new feature will work and if Google is actually just making a step to something bigger with this change. Google refused to comment on its intentions after the purchase of SlickLogin.
Still, SlickLogin claimed that the reason why they decided to make this partnership with Google actually is to make the Internet safer for all people, but also to make the login process easy. The company has become known for using sounds instead of passwords.
Reports have indicated that SlickLogin is actually working on developing a unique way to protect online accounts, with a technique that has never been used before. Consequently, it was speculated that this deal is worth several million euros, even though Google and SlickLogin revealed nothing regarding this aspect.