Right, so someone comes in, gets an IP address via DHCP, turns on BitTorrent and gets banned 'as long as the program [BitHammer] is running'. Rinse, lather, repeat: now you have no traffic on your network, because all IP addresses in your subnet are on the banlist. Niiiiice.
It was: http://www.freebsd.org/securit.... FreeBSD has OpenSSL in the base system, but can simultaneously have a different version installed via the ports system. Make sure you update both.
Interesting that two of your concerns about the UK are mandatory ID cards and a future Conservative government, given that the two are mutually exclusive.