Whonix news cannot be verified

Today the whonixcheck of both my workstation and gateway said it failed to verify whonix news.

Could not OpenPGP verify authenticity of Whonix News !!! 
(gpg_bash_lib_output_gpg_verify_exit_code: 0 | gpg_bash_lib_output_validsig_status: true | gpg_bash_lib_output_alright_status: false | gpg_bash_lib_output_failure: ) 
This is either, 
- a Whonix Bug, 
- an attack on Whonix, 
- or Whonix News Keys might be outdated. Upgrading using apt-get might fix this

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INFO: Whonix News gpg_bash_lib_output_diagnostic_message:
gpg_bash_lib_internal_gpg_verify_status_fd_file: /tmp/tmp.cpoBAOhTZG/news/verify_dir/news_gpg/gpg_bash_lib_internal_gpg_verify_status_fd_file
gpg_bash_lib_internal_gpg_verify_output_file: /tmp/tmp.cpoBAOhTZG/news/verify_dir/news_gpg/gpg_bash_lib_internal_gpg_verify_output_file
gpg: keyring /tmp/tmp.cpoBAOhTZG/news/verify_dir/news_gpg/secring.gpg' created gpg: keyring /tmp/tmp.cpoBAOhTZG/news/verify_dir/news_gpg/pubring.gpg’ created
gpg: /tmp/tmp.cpoBAOhTZG/news/verify_dir/news_gpg/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created
gpg: key 2EEACCDA: public key "Patrick Schleizer " imported
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg: imported: 1 (RSA: 1)
gpg: no ultimately trusted keys found
gpg: Signature made Wed 05 Apr 2017 11:26:34 AM UTC using RSA key ID 77BB3C48
gpg: Good signature from "Patrick Schleizer "
gpg: Signature notation: issuer-fpr@notations.openpgp.fifthhorseman.net=6E979B28A6F37C43BE30AFA1CB8D50BB77BB3C48
gpg: Signature notation: file@name=whonix_news.tar.xz
Primary key fingerprint: 916B 8D99 C38E AF5E 8ADC 7A2A 8D66 066A 2EEA CCDA
Subkey fingerprint: 6E97 9B28 A6F3 7C43 BE30 AFA1 CB8D 50BB 77BB 3C48
[GNUPG:] SIG_ID nlx+VxjJVde37wJeoRHTjE+he2o 2017-04-05 1491391594
[GNUPG:] GOODSIG CB8D50BB77BB3C48 Patrick Schleizer
[GNUPG:] NOTATION_NAME issuer-fpr@notations.openpgp.fifthhorseman.net
[GNUPG:] NOTATION_DATA whonix_news.tar.xz
[GNUPG:] VALIDSIG 6E979B28A6F37C43BE30AFA1CB8D50BB77BB3C48 2017-04-05 1491391594 0 4 0 1 10 00 916B8D99C38EAF5E8ADC7A2A8D66066A2EEACCDA

I get the same

just don’t call it “fake” news :slight_smile:

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Come on now, Whonix is the Wikileaks of anonymous news. :wink:

For what it’s worth, no problems with Whonix news in Qubes-Whonix.

I wonder if it’s one of those temporary bad/malicious Tor circuits. Presumably if you use ARM to rotate circuits (hitting ‘n’ for new circuit) and try again, you’ll get a successful output.

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So did yo ufind a solution for this problem? It have been iike this for me a couple of days now.


Hi! Try download by this link https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Windows/ I have got the same problem and after reinstalletion it was fixed.