Qubes canaries

A Qubes canary is a security announcement periodically issued by the Qubes security team through the Qubes security pack consisting of several statements to the effect that the signers of the canary have not been compromised. The idea is that, as long as signed canaries including such statements continue to be published, all is well. However, if the canaries should suddenly cease, if one or more signers begin declining to sign them, or if the included statements change significantly without plausible explanation, then this may indicate that something has gone wrong.

The name originates from the practice in which miners would bring caged canaries into coal mines. If the level of methane gas in the mine reached a dangerous level, the canary would die, indicating to miners that they should evacuate. See Wikipedia: warrant canary for more information, but bear in mind that Qubes Canaries are not strictly limited to legal warrants.

Full list

Date Qubes canary
2021-08-31 Qubes Canary #028
2021-06-12 Qubes Canary #027
2021-03-07 Qubes Canary #026
2020-12-08 Qubes Canary #025
2020-09-10 Qubes Canary #024
2020-04-09 Qubes Canary #023
2020-01-13 Qubes Canary #022
2019-10-13 Qubes Canary #021
2019-07-04 Qubes Canary #020
2019-04-03 Qubes Canary #019
2019-01-08 Qubes Canary #018
2018-10-15 Qubes Canary #017
2018-06-14 Qubes Canary #016
2018-03-14 Qubes Canary #015
2017-12-10 Qubes Canary #014
2017-09-12 Qubes Canary #013
2017-06-02 Qubes Canary #012
2017-03-07 Qubes Canary #011
2016-12-13 Qubes Canary #010
2016-09-09 Qubes Canary #009
2016-06-10 Qubes Canary #008
2016-04-08 Qubes Canary #007
2016-01-13 Qubes Canary #006
2015-10-01 Qubes Canary #005
2015-08-06 Qubes Canary #004
2015-06-03 Qubes Canary #003
2015-03-05 Qubes Canary #002
2015-01-05 Qubes Canary #001