Algolia’s API is used by companies to incorporate search, discovery, and recommendations into their voice, mobile, and website applications. It is currently used by over 11,000 companies, including Lacoste, Stripe, Slack, Medium, and Zendesk to manage ~1.5 trillion search queries a year.
However, CloudSEK’s BeVigil, the first security search engine for mobile apps in the world has identified 1550 apps that leaked Algolia API Keys. Out of which, 32 apps, with millions of downloads, have hardcoded keys that can be exploited by threat actors to steal the data of millions of users.Hardcoded-Algolia-API-Keys-Could-be-Exploited-by-Threat-Actors-to-Steal-Millions-of-Users-Data.pdf
- SecurityWeek: Leaked Algolia API Keys Exposed Data of Millions of Users
- Infosecurity Magazine: Thousands of Algolia API Keys Could Expose Users’ Data
- SCMagazine: Thousands of users’ data at risk due to widespread Algolia API key leak
- InformationSecurity Buzz: What Expert Says On Algolia API Keys Leaked