In other hardware wallets does the actual hardware actually prevent the export of private keys or seed phrase, or is this something that could be possible with a firmware change in all of them?
If it's firmware, then all hardware wallets have this ability, so Ledgers claim that their new feature is not a big deal is correct, no?
Its still disabled by default in the firmware. Just like it is in other wallets. And it could be enabled in firmware just like it could be in other wallets.
Ledger is closed source, which is one reason why I prefer the other HWwallets, but that has always been known and Ledger did not hide that.
submitted by /u/DanielWilc