WeWork’s weak Wi-Fi security leaves sensitive documents exposed
The Wi-Fi networks offered to freelancers and businesses by shared workspace provider WeWork are so poorly secured that they expose highly sensitive information including devices, financial records, client databases, emails and business transactions to everyone on the network.
The Wi-Fi security issues were discovered by an employee of one of WeWork’s business clients as early as 2015. In August of last year, a Fast Company report highlighted the problems. Despite this report, and various attempts to convince WeWork of the severity of the problem, the company hasn’t notably improved the security of its Wi-Fi networks, thereby putting its customers at risk of data theft, identity fraud and other forms of cybercrime.