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Regarding the New York Times' recent article on a potential JetBrains security concern

posted Jan 7, 2021, 7:40 AM by Scott Wells   [ updated Jan 8, 2021, 9:29 AM ]
I wanted to provide some thoughts regarding a story published by the New York Times yesterday (January 6, 2021) about a potential security issue in JetBrains software related to the recent SolarWinds exposure:

JetBrains has already provided their own statements about the story:
JetBrains addresses the concerns very well, so I won't repeat what they've already said. I will summarize, however, by saying there do not appear to be any legitimate security attack vector concerns with JetBrains products in general, and the reported claims are not with the JetBrains products used by Illuminated Cloud 2, specifically the IntelliJ IDEA, PhpStorm, PyCharm, RubyMine, and WebStorm IDEs.

Both Rose Silver Software and JetBrains place the highest priority on the security of their respective products. If you have additional questions about this matter, feel free to send them to or to JetBrains' own support channels directly.

Scott Wells