The start of February has seen the dissemination of “news” that a vulnerability in hardware wallets, particularly the Ledger, has been “discovered”. Understandably, this has caused many hardware wallet owners largely unnecessary anxiety with regard to their existing wallets.
While there are attack vectors that can affect the addresses displayed or used on an infected client computer (where you connect and interact with a hardware wallet), this type of vulnerability has been around since the beginning of Bitcoin! In fact, this same class of vulnerability applies to all Bitcoin and other crypto wallets everywhere, whether software or hardware. It is not unique to Ledger devices.