VirtualBox "Appliance is not signed" Error Message

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Whonix does not use this signing mechanism, nobody else does either. Use provided OpenPGP signatures instead.

If you see the following Appliance is not signed error message.

Figure: Appliance is not signed message

It can be safely ignored. [1]

Use provided OpenPGP signatures instead, see: Verify Whonix Images.

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  1. Whonix does not use this signing mechanism and nobody else is known to use it either. VirtualBox provides neither documentation on how to use this feature nor a tool to use this The provided OpenPGP signatures are a more complete and secure replacement of this feature.

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