The ‘Game Boy’ That Steals Cars

Game Boy device

Retro gaming devices have been turned into £20,000 gadgets which can unlock cars without breaking the locks or windows, the AA has warned. The most common keyless theft involves criminals ‘relaying’ a signal from the fob inside the owner’s home to the vehicle outside. But thieves are now using sophisticated gadgets which allow them to enter luxury vehicles without the need to relay from a nearby fob. One such device is sold by SOS Auto Keys – a tech firm in Bulgaria. It is built from devices that are strikingly similar to old Nintendo Game Boys – the handheld consoles popular with millions of children in the 1990s.

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