Brave Search is working again. No configuration changes made to my end; event is apparently self-healing.
Description of the issue: Navigating to search.brave.com prompts new Proof of Work captcha to load. Clicking “I am not a robot” button displays progress bar briefly, but no change in page.
Have attempted multiple times; no change in page.
Have attempted to use traditional captcha through indicated link: No change in page.
Have attempted with and without VPN active: The result is the same regardless of VPN status.
Have attempted with Brave browser Shields up and down: The result is the same regardless of Shield status.
Have attempted in Private browsing: Initial page will load. Attempting a query prompts the captcha to load, and the above behavior resumes.
Have attempted in other browsers: Initial page will load. Attempting a query prompts the captcha to load, and the above behavior resumes.
Based on observations, the issue appears to be related to cached data and was not a problem prior to today.
Brave Version (check
About Brave): 1.51.118
Operating System: Windows 10 Build 19045.2965