It's funny, but the dev's response has since "disappeared". Still some ignorance in the thread (thinking that multiple layers of SHA1 was safe) but hopefully history has vindicated my position at that time.
Never use OpenCart for anything. There's no point, when you'll be insulted and unsupported. And don't work with the owner/contributor: https://github.com/danielkerr
The dev is indeed really incompetent for behaving like that.
Also, his response here is amazing: https://web.archive.org/web/20160120051637/https://github.co...