"Inaudible" sounds to replace passwords ...

“Inaudible” sounds to replace passwords …

February 18, 2014

woman-shopping-smartphone1-960x623SlickLogin, an Israeli company recently acquired by Google, wants to replace usernames and passwords with tiny ultrasound messages, inaudible to the human ear. Its technology leaves the responsibility for authentication on the mobile phone, its microphone and its internet connection.

SlickLogin technology takes advantage of the increasingly common presence of ‘smartphones’ to prevent the user from having to remember the usernames and passwords of all the services they use. When a web page uses its service, it emits a sound – inaudible to humans – that allows the mobile phone to identify which page it is, and to send encrypted confirmation keys over the internet. Without typing anything.

via Sounds? inaudible? that replace passwords – ABC.es.

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