This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
protected is less restrictive than the default and allows visibility to subclasses outside the package of the superclass. Default only allows access to subclasses within the same package as the superclass.