Thanks for the advice. Apparently I need to do a bit more research (I'm FAR from a cryptography expert) since I haven't really heard of SHA-1 before. I'm not exactly sure how MD5 would have problems, but the 160bit hash length of SHA1 vs 128 of MD5 makes sense to me. I'm mainly doing a password authentication type system for a few CGI scripts so speed isn't much of an issue anyway. Unfortunately it looks like there isn't any convinient password module for SHA-1 on CPAN. Luckily I have time to dig into all this a lot farther.
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