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A mobile ad hoc network is much more assailable to attacks than a wired network due to its limited physical security, high mobility and lack of centralized administration. In this paper, the authors present and analyze the effects of re-shuffling attack on TCP based mobile ad-hoc networks named as packet re-shuffling. In the packet reshuffling attack the malicious node will reorder the packets in its FIFO buffer before forwarding them towards their destination. Due to the out of order delivery the retransmission time out of the packet is triggered and the source TCP has to retransmit the packet.