BitHammer, the BitTorrent Banhammer
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.
Heartbleed To Blame For Community Health Systems Breach
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.
Emigrating To a Freer Country?
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.
UK Gov't Lost Personal Data On 4M People In One Year
Simple: they've outsourced data management and retrieval. The encryption service costs extra, and goverment departments with squeezed budgets are cutting corners.