Dear Qubes Community,

We have published Qubes Canary #15. 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 #15 ]===---


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

1. The date of issue of this canary is March 14, 2018.

2. There have been 38 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 June 2018. 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
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 13:38:04 +0000

$ feedstail -1 -n5 -f '{title}' -u
Refugee Bedtime Stories: 'A Long, Long Time Ago, Syria Was Beautiful, My Son'
Creative Destruction: Macron Eyes Expanding His Movement Across Europe
'The Sale of Our Identity': C&A Family Member Discusses Firm's Uncertain Future
The Trade Warrior: Donald Trump's Attack on German Prosperity
Reporter Podcast: Understanding the Riddles of Greenland

$ feedstail -1 -n5 -f '{title}' -u
Why Moscow Will Never Apologize for Attack on Ex-Spy
The Biggest Refugee Camp Braces for Rain: ‘This Is Going to Be a Catastrophe’
Tillerson’s Firing Had Been Expected, but It Still Stunned Observers
Now Two Former Presidents of South Korea Are Under Investigation
New Zealand Diplomat Censured for Vulgar Tweet About U.S. Democrats

$ feedstail -1 -n5 -f '{title}' -u
Stephen Hawking: Visionary physicist dies aged 76
Democrat Conor Lamb claims victory in Pennsylvania election
Rex Tillerson: Secretary of state fired by Trump in Russia warning
Italy bomb: World War Two device forces mass evacuation in Fano
Caribbean volcano Kick 'em Jenny: Ships warned off area

$ feedstail -1 -n5 -f '{title}' -u
Britain expels 23 Russian diplomats over chemical attack on ex-spy
Stephen Hawking, who unlocked the secrets of space and time, dies at 76
Turkey's Erdogan says hopes Syria's Afrin town to be captured by Wednesday evening
Civilians needing medical aid leave Syria's Ghouta for second day
Tokyo bids farewell to 'trustworthy' Tillerson, Seoul awaits seasoned Pompeo

$ 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!