Google tool bar updates - watch out

Watch out if you get an email offering an update to the rather useful Google toolbar, as it seems that hackers have built a fake site offering what purports to be an update, but is actual a zombie botnet application.

The AFP newswire says that the fake Web site is a replica of the real Google toolbar site.

SurfControl, the IT security vendor, spotted the fake site late last week and, not unexpectedly, is advising punters not to upgrade their toolbars except by going to the legit Google site...