Dear Qubes Community,

We have published Qubes Canary #17. 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 #17 ]===---


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

1. The date of issue of this canary is October 15, 2018.

2. There have been 43 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 January 2019. 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, 15 Oct 2018 12:56:41 +0000

$ feedstail -1 -n5 -f '{title}' -u
Merkel's Bavaria Headache: Berlin Coalition Emerges Even Weaker
A European IMF: The New Face of the Eurozone Bailout Fund
Social Design Award: Vote For Your Favorite Neighborhood Project
Rape Allegations: Ronaldo's Defense Team Develops a Strategy
Operation Mekong: China Solidifies Its Influence in Southeast Asia

$ feedstail -1 -n5 -f '{title}' -u
‘Our Hands Can Reach You’: Khashoggi Case Shakes Saudi Dissidents Abroad
Brazil Edges Toward Bolsonaro as a ‘Last Resort’ Leader
How to Attract a Killer Tigress? Try a Man’s Cologne
Kim Jong-un Invites Pope Francis to North Korea
Bulgarian Journalist, Host of Anticorruption TV Show, Is Raped and Killed

$ feedstail -1 -n5 -f '{title}' -u
Jamal Khashoggi: Turkey to search Saudi consulate in Istanbul
France weather: Red alert as flash floods kill 13 in south-west
Buckethead the bear cub's head freed from jar after three days
Hostage held at Cologne main train station
China star detained for 'anthem insult'

$ feedstail -1 -n5 -f '{title}' -u
Jordan and Syria reopen Nassib border crossing
U.S. still aiming to cut Iran oil sales to zero, market well-supplied: U.S. envoy for Iran
Saudi king orders probe in Khashoggi case, Turkey to search consulate
Bavaria election shakes Merkel's coalition, far-right rejoices
Merkel vows to regain trust after conservative losses in Bavaria

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


[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!