This means that SlickLogin's staff and knowledge will be integrated into Google. No financial figures of the transaction have been disclosed yet.

"Today we're announcing that the SlickLogin team is joining Google," media quoted the three founders of the young start-up as saying. They added that Google "shares our core beliefs that logging in should be easy instead of frustrating... We couldn't be more excited to join their efforts."

SlickLogin was founded less than a year ago. The company is based on a novel idea to enable end users to log-in easily into password-protected websites by using a uniquely generated sound.

The company is yet to launch a commercial product and accrued clients, so the deal actually represents an acquisition of the technology itself.

The SlickLogin team will join Google's research-and-development center in Israel, where they will be part of an existing team working on security and authentication technology, according to sources.

Google has been actively involved in the Israeli tech space since 2005, making its biggest startup acquisition there last year with the purchase of Waze.