The company's founders have claimed in the past that Wire's codebase doesn't have any backdoors that could let law enforcement or any unauthorized party eavesdrop on the messages. This is particularly relevant since Skype has been plagued over the years by reports of backdoors allowing law enforcement to surreptitiously monitor Skype conversations. If there are any backdoors in Wire, the idea is that the community will come across the offending code and plug it in short order.
"Transparency and community engagement is of utmost importance for any product that has security at its core," Duric said.
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