We’ve made some changes to improve the hashing algorithm used with user passwords, upgrading it from SHA256 to Bcrypt.
This update requires updates to the database and there have been a few changes to the code. Please contact us for help with upgrading.
The Techy Bit…
We’ve made use of PHP’s password_hash and password_verify functions to help improve and simplify the user password hashing process. This reduces the code as the previous SALT in the database is not needed. In future any hashing algorithms updates should not require to any additional changes to the database as this is updated with the password_hash function and the database column for the password is increased to 255 characters.