2005? Locksmiths have been opening key locks this way for many decades. At least since 1978 when I first saw it. You do not need a key though. There is a handheld device that you hold in one hand, and squeze the trigger. A tingler inserted in the lock jiggles the tumblers, while another part of the device tries to turn the cylinder. The pins (two pieces), one by one, evenually all jump to the point where the cylinder can turn. Then you just turn the cylinder with the body of the device.
Not sure I described it very well, but it only takes a locksmith around 30 seconds to pop a standard lock.
You want key lock security, you need something a lot more sophisticated, like a medco lock with angled pins.
This is just an automated way to do what theives do all the time when they "pick" a lock with two handheld tools, one to jiggle the pins, the other to apply turning pressure to the cylinder. That requires some skill, though. The first way anyone could pop a lock
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