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Daily Safeguarding Update
Extremists using online gaming and COVID-19 conspiracies to recruit young people
Right-wing extremists are using online gaming and COVID-19 conspiracy theories to recruit young people.
Home Office figures show twice as many young people in education in England and Wales last year were considered at risk of radicalisation by right-wing extremist groups, compared with those at risk from Islamic extremists.
New figures from the government’s Prevent anti-extremism programme, show that 310 people were referred to Prevent by schools, colleges and universities.
157 people were referred because of vulnerability to Islamic extremism.
Almost one in three cases involving far-right extremism was passed on to the government’s Channel safeguarding scheme.
Six million Sky routers had serious security flaws
A security company has revealed almost 6 million Sky routers had a serious software bug that could have allowed hackers to take over home networks.
Research says that the issue has been fixed but Sky took 18 months to address it.
The issue may have affected anyone who had not changed the router’s default admin password.
This follows a discovery earlier this year that an insecure Vodafone router with a default password may have allowed a stranger to take over a couple’s Wi-fi and use it to upload illegal images of child abuse to the internet.