SlickLogin Aims To Kill The Password By Singing A Silent Song To Your Smartphone

The password needs to die, and SlickLogin is trying to help kill it.

Launching into closed beta in the Disrupt SF 2013 Battlefield today, SlickLogin lets you log into a website on your computer by holding your phone within a few inches of it.

Here’s the idea: as a user, you’d go to whatever SlickLogin-enabled site you’d like to log in to. Tap the login button, hold your phone up close to the laptop, and you’re in. SlickLogin can be used either as a secondary verification layer to your existing credentials (think RSA keys or an SMS-based two factor system, without having to type any codes), or, if the service provider chooses, can forego username/password typing all together. So, how does it work?