I get the message:
“The security key is locked because the wrong PIN was entered too many times. You’ll need to reset the security key.”
This was confusing to me because I didn’t download any YubiKey software. Why would I have to reset the key unless Brave is managing it somehow.
Only one of the websites I use requires me to put in a Brave browser security key PIN. I updated that website to use another 2FA method already.
Now I’m left with a security key setup protected by a PIN and I don’t know how to get Brave to forget my security key and PIN so I can start over again.
Secondary question: is the security key being used for something else I don’t know about? It seems the browser uses it to protect “sign-in data” which I don’t use. I use a password manager for that.
I want to choose the “Reset your security key” option since I don’t believe it will actually wipe my key. I’m pretty sure it’s ready-only.
I don’t want to wipe my key and have to reset the YubiKey for every other account. However, since I don’t have YubiKey software installed on my device I’m hoping that Brave will forget about the key and I can set it up again just for Brave.