Dear Qubes community,

We have just published Qubes Canary #12. The text of this canary is reproduced below. This canary and its accompanying signatures will always be available in the Qubes Security Pack (qubes-secpack).

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                    ---===[ Qubes Canary #12 ]===---


The Qubes core developers who have digitally signed this file [1]
state the following:

1. The date of issue of this canary is June  2, 2017.

2. There have been 30 Qubes Security Bulletins published so far.

3. The Qubes Master Signing Key fingerprint is:

    427F 11FD 0FAA 4B08 0123  F01C DDFA 1A3E 3687 9494

4. No warrants have ever been served to us with regard to the Qubes OS
Project (e.g. to hand out the private signing keys or to introduce

5. We plan to publish the next of these canary statements in the first
two weeks of September 2017. Special note should be taken if no new canary
is published by that time or if the list of statements changes without
plausible explanation.

Special announcements


Disclaimers and notes

We would like to remind you that Qubes OS has been designed under the
assumption that all relevant infrastructure is permanently
compromised.  This means that we assume NO trust in any of the servers
or services which host or provide any Qubes-related data, in
particular, software updates, source code repositories, and Qubes ISO

This canary scheme is not infallible. Although signing the declaration
makes it very difficult for a third party to produce arbitrary
declarations, it does not prevent them from using force or other
means, like blackmail or compromising the signers' laptops, to coerce
us to produce false declarations.

The news feeds quoted below (Proof of freshness) serves to demonstrate
that this canary could not have been created prior to the date stated.
It shows that a series of canaries was not created in advance.

This declaration is merely a best effort and is provided without any
guarantee or warranty. It is not legally binding in any way to
anybody. None of the signers should be ever held legally responsible
for any of the statements made here.

Proof of freshness

$ date -R -u
Fri, 02 Jun 2017 11:09:50 +0000

$ feedstail -1 -n5 -f '{title}' -u
Bernie Sanders: The Man Who Knows Trump's Voters
Irascible Erdogan: Trump Wasn't Only Problem at NATO Summit
A Trans-Atlantic Turning Point: What Was Merkel Thinking?
EU Commissioner Malmström: 'Millions of U.S. Jobs Depend On Trade with EU'
Battling Islamic State: A Visit to the Mosul Front

$ feedstail -1 -n5 -f '{title}' -u
Hours After Fires, 36 Bodies Are Found at Manila Casino
As Trump Exits Paris Agreement, Other Nations Are Defiant
Maybe Private Russian Hackers Meddled in Election, Putin Says
Reinhold Hanning, Former Auschwitz Guard Convicted a Year Ago, Dies at 95
Protest at Kabul Bomb Site Turns Deadly

$ feedstail -1 -n5 -f '{title}' -u
Paris climate deal: Dismay as Trump signals exit from accord
Resorts World Manila: At least 36 bodies found at casino complex
US travel ban goes to Supreme Court
Kabul bomb: One killed as angry protesters march in Afghan capital
Global diarrhoea deaths down by a third

$ feedstail -1 -n5 -f '{title}' -u
Gunman torches Philippine casino, killing at least 36 people
Twin suicide bombing kills at least four people in Cameroon
Putin asks U.S. businessmen to help restore normal dialogue with Washington
Trump dismays, angers allies by abandoning global climate pact
UK PM May's lead over Labour shrinks to 5 points: Ipsos MORI poll

$ curl -s ''

$ python3 -c 'import sys, json; print(json.load(sys.stdin)['\''blocks'\''][10]['\''hash'\''])'


[1] This file should be signed in two ways: (1) via detached PGP
signatures by each of the signers, distributed together with this
canary in the qubes-secpack.git repo, and (2) via digital signatures
on the corresponding qubes-secpack.git repo tags. [2]

[2] Don't just trust the contents of this file blindly! Verify the
digital signatures!