I am working on a login script for a personal site. The problem is though, I need to have the best and most secure protection there is for the login system I am creating (I will not go into specifics but the users will have access to very sensitive data). The users will each have a password and username. I need a way that is possible with all PHP installations (I am planning on using this script on other hosts for other sites and need something that can be easily installed without the need for any special functions not included in a normal PHP installation) to secure user passwords in the most secure way possible. I have other methods of security, but they are not for password encryption and more for validation of users. Currently now, I am just using md5() to encrypt the passwords. Could someone (that has a great deal of security experience) point me in the right direction for a very secure system. Any links to articles, code samples, or explanations will be greatly appreciated!!!
Thanks So Much Guys (And Girls)