Brave Wallet Backup

#1

Howdy Gang! My Brave Wallet has been backed up by recording my recovery key off-line by hand, yet I am continuously notified by my Brave Rewards browser icon to ‘please back up wallet’ - and my recovery key is then re-displayed.

As far as I can tell, I have backed up my wallet several times unless I am missing something. I am beginning to grow concerned that my recovery key is still being displayed each time I am prompted to backup, which makes me feel vulnerable to someone using my machine macOS 10.14.3 Mojave with Brave Browser Version 0.60.45 Chromium: 72.0.3626.109 (Official Build) (64-bit) open and being able to record my recovery key. It seems like being re-prompted to back up my wallet, and at the same time re-displaying the recovery key that I’ve already recorded off-line is a glitch that is making me feel like my wallet is not secure.

For what it is worth I have also opened an Uphold wallet in hopes of that helping close the gap, but to no avail. Any thoughts or similar experiences Brave Friends?

Thanks in advance for any and all feedback…

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#2

Hoi, same here. I get also all the time the notification to back up my wallet, I ignore them now.

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#3

I’m curious what you mean when you say

Where are you saying your recover key is displayed? If you mean the backup/restore wallet area of brave://rewards, then this is expected. Your recovery key will always be displayed when you navigate to the backup modal, it doesn’t go away.

As for the issue with the constantly showing notification, if you’re confident you have your words written down in a safe place, next time you get that backup modal (I think a week after you last saw it), could you try the following:

  1. Click OK on the notification.
  2. Navigate to brave://rewards.
  3. Click on the gear icon in the upper right corner of the Your wallet panel.
  4. Click Copy.
  5. Click Done. You can now copy some other text or clear out your clipboard so you don’t inadvertently paste those words anywhere.

This should notify the browser that you’ve saved your words. Alternatively, saving the file or printing the words should have the same effect.

If you think of it, please report back in some time to see if this works for you. If not, let’s dig deeper.

Thanks,
Lauren

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#4

Appreciate your prompt reply and ideas, Lauren -

To clarify my quote you referenced:

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I am continuously notified by my Brave Rewards Browser Icon to ‘please back up wallet’ - and my recovery key is then re-displayed.

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I am continuously notified to back up even though I have hand written the recovery key and then have clicked ‘Done’ several times - whether clicking the back up notification icon or clicking the gear in the ‘Manage Your Wallet’ Panel. I’m fairly certain that my wallet has not been successfully backed up, because each time I am in the backup modal, my recovery key is still visible.

You are correct, my recovery key is displayed in the backup/restore wallet area of brave://rewards whether I am prompted by the browser to back-up or whether I click the gear icon (I am prompted to backup about every 24 hours). I guess I’m surprised that each time I navigate to ‘Manage Your Wallet’, the recovery key is displayed - it seems counter intuitive and is the opposite of what I’ve come to expect when securing my digital wallets. I’m translating the recovery key similarly to the way I use my other digital wallets - as private, secure information specific to me and only me (not to anyone who happens to be surfing the internet on my unit via Brave Browser - it seems they could easily click over to my wallet and record the key for themselves, right?).

If this is to be expected, I don’t think I’m following along as the language at the bottom of the ‘Manage Your Wallet’ panel further confirms my expectation that once recording the key and clicking ‘Done’, the key would most likely no longer be displayed - and perhaps I’d even be notified to the like of: ‘Your Wallet has been successfully backed up’:

‘Keep this recovery key safe. You can always use this key to get your wallet back if something happens to your browser or computer. But make sure to protect it — anyone who gets this key could steal your wallet. It’s probably safest to write it down on a piece of paper, or wherever else you keep important info.’

I reluctantly tried your idea of copying the key, clicking ‘done’, then clearing my clip board… I was hoping that would notify the browser that I’ve recorded the key as you suggested - good idea, thanks - but… to no avail and I still do not believe my wallet is backed up or secure. I’d rather not click ‘print’ or ‘save as file’. It is my preference not to add an additional layer of risk to the recovery key recording process. In my mind, simply hand-writing the key and clicking the red ‘done’ button should execute the backup. I do understand that I am being overly protective, but prudently so I believe.

I’m not overly concerned at this time, I’m so stoked on Brave Browser and just about everything about it - I’m content to patiently see this issue through. Yet I’m still hoping to get my wallet backed up, while at the same time no longer seeing the recovery key displayed anywhere other than my hand written journal - ASAP. Happy to keep the communication alive and check back in if anything changes.

PS - Today I was prompted that a Brave update was available so I updated and relaunched in hopes of the issue resolving, yet I’m experiencing the same quark.

Much Appreciated!

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