quote: Do one better by also securely backing the password with the most modern hashing algorithms like SHA-256 or SHA-512
quote: Those algorithms are designed to be fast to compute. That is exactly the opposite to what should be used. There are hashes designed for passwords that are computationally intensive and make a brute force attack more (or much more) expensive.
quote: If you salt them with unique, random salts SHA-256/512 are perfectly fine AFAIK