swa66 - 11:22 am on Jan 8, 2014 (gmt 0)
UPDATE `customers2` SET `customers_password`='$new_password',
passwords have 3 rules on how to handle them:
1. Never store the password itself, store a hash instead
2. Always use a random salt that changes for every user
3. Use a SLOW hash
Otherwise any compromise will expose all your users' passwords (and they do reuse their passwords des[pite plenty of warnings not to do that) so it is a big deal.