Dear Qubes community,

We have published Qubes Canary #13. 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 #13 ]===---


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

1. The date of issue of this canary is September 12, 2017.

2. There have been 33 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 December 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
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 17:54:05 +0000

$ feedstail -1 -n5 -f '{title}' -u
A Shrinking Giant: EU Worries Grow over U.S. Economic Chaos
Iranian Vice President Salehi on Nuclear Deal: 'Our Partners Have More To Lose Than We Do'
Is Moscow Planning Something?: Germany Prepares for Possible Russian Election Meddling
Where Dreams Come to Die: Migrant Path in Europe Ends at Brenner Pass
Stemming the Flow: Why Europe's Migrant Strategy Is an Illusion

$ feedstail -1 -n5 -f '{title}' -u
Desperation Mounts in Caribbean Islands: ‘All the Food Is Gone’
Mexico Mourns After Quake: ‘We Have No Idea How We Are Going to Rebuild’
Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar Is ‘Ethnic Cleansing,’ U.N. Rights Chief Says
Need to Catch Up on the German Election? Here’s a Guide
U.S. Weakens Resolution on North Korea to Gain Chinese and Russian Support

$ feedstail -1 -n5 -f '{title}' -u
Hurricane Irma: Florida launches huge relief operation
Rohingya crisis: UN sees 'ethnic cleansing' in Myanmar
Catalan independence rally: Thousands gather in Barcelona
Trump on 9/11 anniversary: "Our nation will endure"
Venezuela accuses UN of lying over alleged rights abuses

$ feedstail -1 -n5 -f '{title}' -u
U.N. Security Council to vote Monday on weakened North Korea sanctions: diplomats
Afghanistan will never again be militant sanctuary: U.S. ambassador
U.N. rights boss sees possible "crimes against humanity" in Venezuela
Russia, Jordan agree to speed de-escalation zone in south Syria
U.N. brands Myanmar violence a 'textbook' example of ethnic cleansing

$ 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!